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Biological Activity for A 841720
Potent, non-competitive mGlu1 receptor antagonist that displays 34-fold selectivity over mGlu5 (IC50 values are 10 and 342 nM respectively). Displays no significant activity at a range of other GPCRs, ion channels and transporters. Exhibits analgesic effects; decreases mechanical allodynia in models of neuropathic pain. Also impairs cognitive function.
Technical Data for A 841720
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References for A 841720
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Zheng et al (2005) Structure-activity relationship of triazafluorenone derivatives as potent and selective mGluR1 antagonists. J.Med.Chem. 48 7374 PMID: 16279797
El-Kouhen et al (2006) Blockade of mGluR1 receptor results in analgesia and disruption of motor and cognitive performances: effects of A-841720, a novel non-competitive mGluR1 receptor antagonist. Br.J.Pharmacol. 149 761 PMID: 17016515
More et al (2007) Comparison of the mGluR1 antagonist A-841720 in rats models of pain and cognition. Behav.Pharmacol. 18 273 PMID: 17551319
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2 Citations for A 841720
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for A 841720 include:
Veettil et al (2014) Glutamate secretion and metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 expression during Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection promotes cell proliferation. PLoS Pathog 10 e1004389 PMID: 25299066
Rojas et al (2013) Activation of group I metabotropic glutamate receptors potentiates heteromeric kainate receptors. Mol Pharmacol 83 106 PMID: 23066089
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