Uli Hacksell

Tracy A Spalding2
Mark R Brann2
Ethan S Burstein2
Hilde Williams1
2Tracy A Spalding
2Mark R Brann
2Ethan S Burstein
1Hilde Williams
1Malath Makhay
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  • Tracy A Spalding, Carol Trotter, Niels Skjaerbaek, Terri L Messier, Erika A Currier, Ethan S Burstein +3 others
  • 2002
Receptors have well-conserved regions that are recognized and activated by hormones and neurotransmitters. Most drugs bind to these sites and mimic or block the action of the native ligands. Using a high-throughput functional screen, we identified a potent and selective M(1) muscarinic receptor agonist from a novel structural class. Using a series of(More)
The primary purpose of the present series of experiments was to characterize the in vitro and in vivo pharmacology profile of 2-(4-methoxy-phenyl)-N-(4-methyl-benzyl)-N-(1-methyl-piperidin-4-yl)-acetamide hydrochloride (AC-90179), a selective serotonin (5-HT2A) receptor inverse agonist, in comparison with the antipsychotics haloperidol and clozapine. The(More)
Explicit molecular binding pockets were constructed and optimized around sets of superimposed ligands using the minireceptor concept. The resulting binding sites incorporate the properties of the different ligands and were shown to be suitable for the design of molecules presenting novel interaction patterns. Two applications of minireceptor construction(More)
Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP) is a condition that may develop in up to 60 % of Parkinson’s patients, and is a major reason for nursing home placement for those affected. There are no FDA approved drugs for PDP but low doses of atypical anti-psychotic drugs (APDs) are commonly prescribed off-label. Only low-dose clozapine has shown efficacy in(More)
(-)-OSU6162 has promise for treating Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and schizophrenia. Behavioral tests evaluating the locomotor effects of (-) and (+)-OSU6162 on 'low activity' animals (reserpinized mice and habituated rats) and 'high activity' animals (drug naive mice and non-habituated rats) revealed that both enantiomers of OSU6162 had dual(More)
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