AH-1058: a novel cardioselective Ca2+ channel blocker.

The pharmacologic profile of a cyproheptadine-related compound, 4-(5H-dibenzo[a,d]cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-1-[(E)-3-(3-methoxy-2-nitro)phenyl-2-propenyl]piperidine hydrochloride (AH-1058), was assessed in various in vivo and in vitro models. In guinea pig cardiomyocytes, AH-1058 effectively suppressed L-type Ca2+ channel currents without affecting other ion… CONTINUE READING