Thomas R Miller

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The histamine H(4) receptor (H(4)R) is expressed primarily on cells involved in inflammation and immune responses. To determine the potential role of H(4)R in pain transmission, the effects of JNJ7777120, a potent and selective H(4) antagonist, were characterized in preclinical pain models. Administration of JNJ7777120 fully blocked neutrophil influx(More)
A new structural class of histamine H 4 receptor antagonists (6-14) was designed based on rotationally restricted 2,4-diaminopyrimidines. Series compounds showed potent and selective in vitro H 4 antagonism across multiple species, good CNS penetration, improved PK properties compared to reference H 4 antagonists, functional H 4 antagonism in cellular and(More)
(-)-Trans 9,10-hydroxy-2-propyl-4,5,5a,6,7,11b-hexahydro-3-thia-5- azacyclopent-1-ena[c]phenanthrene hydrochloride (A-86929) is a potent and selective full agonist at the dopamine (DA) D1-like receptor. Judging by its binding affinities to the D1 and D2 classes of receptors, the compound is approximately 20-fold D1 receptor-selective, whereas relative(More)
We compared radioligand binding and functional data for histamine H(3) receptor ligands across different tissues or species to evaluate the basis for pharmacological evidence of receptor heterogeneity previously reported. Agonist binding affinities showed correlation coefficients near unity in comparing human, dog, rat, and guinea pig cerebral cortical(More)
Blockade of the histamine H(3) receptor (H(3)R) enhances central neurotransmitter release, making it an attractive target for the treatment of cognitive disorders. Here, we present in vitro and in vivo pharmacological profiles for the H(3)R antagonist 2-[4'-((3aR,6aR)-5-methyl-hexahydro-pyrrolo[3,4-b]pyrrol-1-yl)-biphenyl-4-yl]-2H-pyridazin-3-one (ABT-288).(More)
1. A-349821 is a selective histamine H3 receptor antagonist/inverse agonist. Herein, binding of the novel non-imidazole H3 receptor radioligand [3H]A-349821 to membranes expressing native or recombinant H3 receptors from rat or human sources was characterized and compared with the binding of the agonist [3H]N--methylhistamine ([3H]NMH). 2. [3H]A-349821(More)
Cholecystokinin octapeptide (26-33) (CCK-8) stimulates pancreatic amylase secretion in a biphasic manner. Amylase secretion is stimulated in a dose-dependent manner up to a maximal level, but reduced secretion is observed at supramaximal concentrations. The downward portion of the dose-response curve has been referred to as "high-dose" inhibition. Recent(More)
A-77636 is a dopamine (DA) D1 receptor-selective agonist that was previously shown to elicit beneficial responses in animal models of Parkinson's disease (PD) (Kebabian et al.: Eur. J. Pharmacol. 229: 203, 1992). However, A-77636 is of limited potential for PD therapy because it induces rapid tolerance in vivo. To understand the basis of rapid onset of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The histamine H4 receptor is widely expressed in cells of immune origin and has been shown to play a role in a variety of inflammatory processes mediated by histamine. In this report, we describe the in vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory properties of a potent histamine H4 receptor antagonist, A-940894(More)
Histamine H3 receptors regulate the release of a variety of central neurotransmitters involved in cognitive processes. A-349821 ((4'-(3-((R,R)2,5-dimethyl-pyrrolidin-1-yl)-propoxy)-biphenyl-4-yl)-morpholin-4-yl-methanone) is a novel, non-imidazole H3 receptor ligand, displaying high affinity for recombinant rat and human H3 receptors, with pKi values of 9.4(More)