Shiho Hirota

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The present study describes the pharmacological profile of (1R,2R,3R,5R,6R)-2-Amino-3-(3,4-dichlorobenzyloxy)-6-fluorobicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (MGS0039), a novel group II mGluR antagonist. MGS0039 showed high affinity for both mGluR2 (Ki = 2.2 nM) and mGluR3 (Ki = 4.5 nM), which are comparable to LY341495, another group II mGluR(More)
We investigated the effects of a novel melanocortin-4 (MC4) receptor antagonist,1-[(S)-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-(4-isopropylpiperadin-1-yl)ethyl]-4-[4-(2-methoxynaphthalen-1-yl)butyl]piperazine (MCL0129) on anxiety and depression in various rodent models. MCL0129 inhibited [(125)I][Nle(4)-D-Phe(7)]-alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) binding to MC4(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the antipsychotic-like effects of selective group II metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) agonists, 5-[2-[4-(6-fluoro-1H-indole-3-yl) piperidin-1-yl]ethyl]-4-(4-fluorophenyl)thiazole-2-carboxylic acid amide (MGS0008) and (1R, 2S, 5S, 6S)-2-amino-6-fluoro-4-oxobicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-2,6-dicarboxylic acid(More)
Schizophrenia is a serious and disabling psychiatric disorder affecting approximately 1% of the world's population. A new generation of atypical antipsychotics has been introduced over the past decade. These atypical antipsychotics have comparable or greater efficacy than traditional antipsychotics in the treatment of the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia(More)
The antipsychotic profile of 5-[2-[4-(6-fluoro-1H-indole-3-yl)piperidin-1-yl]ethyl]-4-(4-fluorophenyl)thiazole-2-carboxylic acid amide (NRA0562) was investigated using the conditioned avoidance test in rats. NRA0562 is a putative "atypical" antipsychotic agent with moderate to high affinities for dopamine D(1), D(2), D(4), 5-hydroxytryptamine(2A) receptors(More)
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