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J Med Chem. 1998 Dec 31;41(27):5402-9.

7-[3-(1-piperidinyl)propoxy]chromenones as potential atypical antipsychotics. 2. Pharmacological profile of 7-[3-[4-(6-fluoro-1, 2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-piperidin-1-yl]propoxy]-3-(hydroxymeth yl)chromen -4-one (abaperidone, FI-8602).

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Departments of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry, Centro de Investigación Grupo Ferrer, Juan de Sada, 32, 08028-Barcelona, Spain.


A series of novel 7-[3-(1-piperidinyl)propoxy]chromenones was synthesized and tested as potential antipsychotics in several in vitro and in vivo assays. The compounds possessed good affinity for D2 receptors, together with a greater affinity for 5-HT2 receptors, a profile which has been proposed as a model for atypical antipsychotics. Several agents also displayed a high potency in the climbing mice assay on oral administration, suggesting a potent antipsychotic effect as compared to reference standards. Compound 23 was selected for further pharmacological evaluation. Induction of catalepsy and inhibition of stereotypies weaker than standards, along with a lower increase in serum prolactin levels, were indicative of a potential atypical profile for this compound. From these results, 7-[3-[4-(6-fluoro-1, 2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)piperidin-1-yl]propoxy]-3-(hydroxymethyl )chromen- 4-one (23, abaperidone) has been proposed for clinical evaluation in humans as a potential atypical antipsychotic.

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