N-(1-arylpropionyl)-4-aryltetrahydropyridines, a new class of high-affinity selective sigma receptor ligands.

A series of N-(1-arylpropionyl)-4-aryl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridines, prepared by simple Mannich condensations, have been found by radioligand binding assays to have moderate to high affinity (IC50 0.5-500 nM) for bovine cerebellar sigma receptor/binding sites and no measurable affinity (IC50 > 5000 nM) for bovine striatal D2 receptors. The most active of… CONTINUE READING