Influence of the 5-HT6 receptor on acetylcholine release in the cortex: pharmacological characterization of 4-(2-bromo-6-pyrrolidin-1-ylpyridine-4-sulfonyl)phenylamine, a potent and selective 5-HT6 receptor antagonist.

@article{Riemer2003InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the 5-HT6 receptor on acetylcholine release in the cortex: pharmacological characterization of 4-(2-bromo-6-pyrrolidin-1-ylpyridine-4-sulfonyl)phenylamine, a potent and selective 5-HT6 receptor antagonist.},
  author={Claus Riemer and Edilio Borroni and Bernard Levet-Trafit and James R. Martin and Sonia Maria Poli and Richard H. P. Porter and Michael B{\"o}s},
  journal={Journal of medicinal chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={1273-6}
}
A small series of aryl pyridyl sulfones has been prepared and investigated for its 5-HT(6) receptor binding properties. Thereof, pyrrolidinyl derivative 11 proved to be a very potent (pK(i) 9) and selective 5-HT(6) receptor antagonist. By means of in vivo microdialysis in the frontal cortex and a passive avoidance paradigm, where 11 reversed a scopolamine induced retention deficit, a functional correlation between 5-HT(6) receptors and cholinergic neurotransmission could be shown, supporting… CONTINUE READING