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Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2001 Jul;22(7):331-7.

Novel allosteric antagonists shed light on mglu(5) receptors and CNS disorders.

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Novartis Pharma AG, Nervous System Research, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland. willibrordus.spooren@pharma.novartis.com

Abstract

Although multiple metabotropic glutamate (mglu) receptor subtypes were cloned in the early 1990s, progress in the characterization of these receptors has been slow because of difficulties in obtaining subtype-selective ligands. However, in the past few years exciting progress has been made on the mglu(5) receptor subtype following the identification of selective non-amino-acid-like ligands that implicate the mglu(5) receptor as a potentially important therapeutic target, particularly for the treatment of pain and anxiety.

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