MRK 016

Cat. No. 3817

MRK 016 C17H20N8O2 [783331-24-8]

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Chemical Name: 3-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)-7-(5-methyl-3-isoxazolyl)-2-[(1-methyl-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-yl)methoxy]-pyrazolo[1,5-d][1,2,4]triazine

Biological Activity

GABAA receptor inverse agonist selective for the α5-subtype (EC50 = 3 nM). Exhibits affinity at benzodiazepine binding site of recombinant human GABAA receptors (Ki values are 0.77 nM, 0.83 nM, 0.85 nM and 1.4 nM for α3-, α1-, α2-, and α5-containing respectively). Increases long-term potentiation (LTP) in mouse hippocampal slices. Exhibits no anxiogenic or proconvulsant activity.

Licensing Information

Manufactured and sold under license from Merck & Co., Inc. for use solely for preclinical research purposes (ie: not for administration to or other use in humans)

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 10 mM in ethanol
>98 %
Store at +4°C

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Atack et al (2009) In vitro and in vivo properties of 3-tert-butyl-7-(5-methylisoxazol-3-yl)-2-(1-methyl-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-ylmethoxy)-pyrazolo[1,5-d]-[1,2,4]triazine (MRK-016), a GABAA receptor α5 subtype-selective inverse agonist. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 331 470. PMID: 19704033.

Chambers et al (2004) An orally bioavailable, functionally selective inverse agonist at the benzodiazepine site of GABAA α5 receptors with cognition enhancing properties. J.Med.Chem. 47 5829. PMID: 15537339.

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