Selective Prostacyclin Receptor Agonist Selexipag, in Contrast to Prostacyclin Analogs, Does Not Evoke Paradoxical Vasoconstriction of the Rat Femoral Artery.

@article{Morrison2018SelectivePR,
  title={Selective Prostacyclin Receptor Agonist Selexipag, in Contrast to Prostacyclin Analogs, Does Not Evoke Paradoxical Vasoconstriction of the Rat Femoral Artery.},
  author={Keith Morrison and Franck Haag and Roland Ernst and Marc Iglarz and Martine Clozel},
  journal={The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics},
  year={2018},
  volume={365 3},
  pages={727-733}
}
Selexipag [2-{4-[(5,6-diphenylpyrazin-2-yl)(isopropyl)amino]butoxy}-N-(methylsulfonyl)acetamide] is a selective nonprostanoid prostacyclin (PGI2) receptor (IP receptor) agonist that is approved for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). In contrast to selexipag, PGI2 analogs used in the clinic are nonselective agonists at prostanoid receptors and can also activate contractile prostaglandin E receptor 3 (EP3) receptors. Leg pain is a common side effect in patients receiving… CONTINUE READING