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Eur J Pharmacol. 1996 Apr 22;301(1-3):107-13.

In vivo characterisation of ZM 241385, a selective adenosine A2A receptor antagonist.

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Cardiovascular and Metabolism Department, Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Mereside, Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK.


The in vivo characterisation of ZM 241385 (4-(2-[7-amino-2-(2-furyl)[1,2,4]triazolo[2,3-a][1,3,5]triazin-5-+ ++ylamino] ethyl)phenol), a novel, non-xanthine, selective adenosine A2A antagonist is described. In anaesthetised dogs ZM 241385 (i.v.) was 140-fold more potent in attenuating vasodilator responses to exogenous adenosine in the constant flow perfused hind limb than the bradycardic effects. In pithed rats in which blood pressure was supported by angiotensin II infusion, ZM 241385 (10 mg kg-1, i.v.) did not inhibit the hypotensive or bradycardic effects of the A3/A1 receptor agonist N(6)-2-(4-amino-3-iodophenyl)ethyladenosine (APNEA). In conscious spontaneously hypertensive rats, ZM 241385 (3-10 mg kg-1, p.o.) selectively attenuated the mean arterial blood pressure response produced by exogenous adenosine. No inhibition of the bradycardic effects of adenosine was observed following these doses of ZM 241385. The results indicate that ZM 241385 can be used to evaluate the role of adenosine A2A receptors in the action of adenosine in vivo.

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