Selective vasopressin V1A receptor antagonist. Inhibits vasopressin and oxytocin-induced increases in intracellular calcium concentrations in vitro (IC50 values are 5 and 30 nM respectively). Exhibits potent and prolonged antivasopressor activity and induces anxiolytic-like effects in the dorsal, but not ventral, hippocampus in vivo.
(Modifications: Tyr-1 = Pmp-Tyr(Me), Gly-8 = C-terminal amide)
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Kruszynski et al (1980) [1-(β-mercapto-β,β-cyclopentamethylenepropionic acid),2-(O-methyl)tyrosine]arginine-vasopressin and [1-(β-mercapto-β,β-cyclopentamethylenepropionic acid)]arginine-vasopressin, two highly potent antagonists of the vas J.Med.Chem. 23 364 PMID: 6892930
Spath et al (1996) Arginine vasopressin and oxytocin increase intracellular calcium and cAMP in human glomerular epithelial cells in culture. Kidney Blood Press.Res. 19 81 PMID: 8871886
Tsuchiya et al (2002) Vasopressin inhibits sarcolemmal ATP-sensitive K+ channels via V1 receptors activation in the guinea pig heart. Circ.J. 66 277 PMID: 11922278
Engin and Treit (2008) Dissociation of the anxiolytic-like effects of Avpr1a and Avpr1b receptor antagonists in the dorsal and ventral hippocampus. Neuropeptides 42 411 PMID: 18508119
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