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Pharmacological studies on the selectivity of HV-723, a new alpha-1 adrenoceptor antagonist.

The pharmacological profile of a new alpha-1 adrenoceptor antagonist, alpha-ethyl-3,4,5-trimethoxy-alpha-(3-((2-(2-methoxyphenoxy)ethyl)amino) propyl) benzene-acetonitrile fumarate (HV-723), was studied in vitro. In dog mesenteric arteries, HV-723, prazosin and yohimbine competitively inhibited noradrenaline-induced contraction: the pA2 value of HV-723 (9.37) was apparently larger than that of prazosin (8.22) and yohimbine (7.18). However, HV-723 showed no or only a slight inhibition on the contractile responses to 5-HT, KCl and prostaglandin F2 alpha. HV-723 also showed potent alpha-1 adrenoceptor antagonist activity in the dog mesenteric and saphenous veins. However, HV-723 showed little antagonist activity on the pre- and postsynaptic alpha-2 adrenoceptors, beta-1 and beta-2 adrenoceptors and muscarinic receptors. HV-723 also inhibited the sympathetic contraction induced by electrical transmural stimulation in the dog mesenteric arteries, and the inhibition of HV-723 was about 10 times more potent than that of prazosin. However, 3H-noradrenaline release evoked by electrical stimulation was not influenced by HV-723. These results clearly show that HV-723 is a potent and selective alpha-1 adrenoceptor antagonist.[1]


  1. Pharmacological studies on the selectivity of HV-723, a new alpha-1 adrenoceptor antagonist. Oshita, M., Iwanaga, Y., Hashimoto, S., Morikawa, K., Muramatsu, I. Jpn. J. Pharmacol. (1988) [Pubmed]
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