N3-phenacyluridine, a novel hypnotic compound, interacts with the benzodiazepine receptor.

  title={N3-phenacyluridine, a novel hypnotic compound, interacts with the benzodiazepine receptor.},
  author={T. Kimura and J. Kuze and K. Watanabe and S. Kondo and I. Ho and I. Yamamoto},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  volume={311 2-3},
  • T. Kimura, J. Kuze, +3 authors I. Yamamoto
  • Published 1996
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • European journal of pharmacology
  • N3-Phenacyluridine (3-phenacyl-1-beta-D-ribofuranosyluracil) has potent sedative and hypnotic activities following intracerebroventricular injection in mice. To study the mechanism of action of N3-phenacyluridine, the interaction of this compound with the benzodiazepine receptor has been investigated. Results obtained showed that this compound inhibited specific binding of [3H]flunitrazepam to synaptic membranes of bovine cortex in a concentration-dependent fashion (IC50 = 129 microM… CONTINUE READING
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