L-654,284 a new potent and selective alpha 2-adrenoceptor antagonist.

L-654,284 [(2R, 12bS)-N-(1,3,4,6,7,12b-hexahydro-2H-benzo[b]-furo[2,3-a] quinolizine-2-yl)-N-methyl-2-hydroxyethanesulfonamide) was tested in several in vitro and in vivo models for alpha 2-adrenoceptor antagonist activity and compared to several reference agents. In vitro L-654,284 completed for the binding of 3H-clonidine or 3H-rauwolscine (Ki's 0.8 nM, 1… CONTINUE READING