Seth-Olov Thorberg

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The pharmacological properties of a novel selective 5-hydroxytryptamine1A (5-HT1A) receptor antagonist, NAD-299 [(R)-3-N,N-dicyclobutylamino-8-fluoro-3,4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran-5-carboxamide hydrogen (2R,3R)-tartrate monohydrate] were examined in vitro and in vivo and compared with the reference 5-HT1A receptor antagonist, WAY-100635(More)
The augmentation effect of (-)pindolol as used in combination with SSRI to treat major depression has been ascribed to blocking of dorsal raphe nucleus cell body 5-HT autoreceptors. In this study, the radioligand [carbonyl-11C]WAY-100635 and positron emission tomography were used to establish whether pindolol at a clinical dose level (10 mg s.o.d.) occupies(More)
In the search for new 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor antagonists it was found that the compound (R)-(+)-2-[[[3-(morpholinomethyl)-2H-chromen-8-yl]oxy] methyl] morpholine methanesulfonate, (R)-25, is a selective rat 5-hydroxytryptamine1B (r5-HT1B) receptor antagonist. The binding profile showed a 13-fold preference for r5-HT1B (Ki = 47 +/- 5 nM; n = 3)(More)
The serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine-1A (5-HT(1A)) receptor subtype is of central interest in research, particularly in the area of pathophysiology and pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders. Robalzotan (generic name for NAD-299) is a new putative drug that binds with high selectivity and affinity to 5-HT(1A)-receptors in the rodent brain in vitro(More)
The selective 5-HT1A receptor antagonist NAD-299 ([R]-3-N,N-dicyclobutylamino-8-fluoro-3,4- dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran-5-carboxamide) was labeled with the positron-emitting radionuclide carbon-11. The radioligand was synthesized from NAD-195 ([R]-3-N,N-dicyclobutylamino-8-fluoro-5-trifluoromethylsulfonyl oxy-3,4- dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran) in two radiochemical(More)
A series of new enantiomerically pure 3-amino-3,4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyrans (3-aminochromans) has been synthesized from (R)- and (S)-5-methoxy-3-amino-3,4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran. The absolute configuration of the respective (R)- and (S)-enantiomers was deduced from X-ray crystallography of (R)-3-(N-isopropylamino)-5-methoxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran,(More)
A series of alpha-amino acid esters of substituted phenethyl alcohols was prepared and tested as inhibitors of the neuronal reuptake of noradrenaline and 5-hydroxytryptamine. Some of the compounds are potent and very selective in blocking the 5-hydroxytryptamine uptake, as evidenced by biochemical data and behavioral tests. The most promising agent,(More)
Twenty derivatives bearing substituents on the phenolic function of (-)-3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-N-propylpiperidine [(-)-3-PPP] were synthesized and tested as prodrugs. The carbamate ester derivatives were found to be the most suitable prodrugs, and especially the 4-isopropylphenylcarbamate 20 was capable of escaping the first-pass metabolism and still(More)
Positron-emission tomography (PET) provides potential in neuropsychiatric drug development by expanding knowledge of drug action in the living human brain and reducing time consumption and costs. The 5-hydroxytryptamine(1A) (5-HT(1A)) receptor is of central interest as a target for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. Research on the(More)
Seven enantiomeric pairs of N-alkyl analogues of 3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-N-n-propylpiperidine (3-PPP, 12) have been synthesized and evaluated pharmacologically (biochemistry and behavior) in order to examine their ability to interact with central dopamine (DA) receptors, particularly DA autoreceptors. In the R series it seems as if all compounds behave as(More)