2-[(4-phenylpiperazin-1-yl)methyl]imidazo(di)azines as selective D4-ligands. Induction of penile erection by 2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-ylmethyl]imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine (PIP3EA), a potent and selective D4 partial agonist.
A series of novel 2-[(4-phenylpiperazin-1-yl)methyl]imidazoazines and aza-analogues were prepared and screened at selected dopamine, serotonin, and adrenergic receptor subtypes. 2-Substituted imidazopyridines and pyridazines presented high affinities and selectivities for D4 dopamine receptors. Whereas functional experiments indicated neutral antagonists or… (More)