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Synapse. 1996 Aug;23(4):344-6.

New 5-HT1A receptor antagonist: [3H]p-MPPF.

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Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA.

Abstract

A new 5-HT1A receptor antagonist ligand, [3H]p-MPPF, 4-(2'-methoxy-)-phenyl-1-[2'-(N-2"-pyridyl)-p-fluorobenzamido] ethyl-piperazine, was prepared and characterized. It demonstrated high affinity and selectivity toward 5-HT1A receptors (Kd = 0.34 +/- 0.12 nM and Bmax = 145 +/- 35 fmol/mg protein in rat hippocampal membrane homogenates). The binding is not sensitive to 100 microM Gpp(NH)p. Initial autoradiography studies of rat brain sections exhibit regional localization consistent with the known 5-HT1A receptor distribution. This potential 5-HT1A antagonist ligand may provide a powerful tool for 5-HT1A receptor pharmacology studies in the central nervous system.

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