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5-HT3 receptor antagonism by anpirtoline, a mixed 5-HT1 receptor agonist/5-HT3 receptor antagonist.

1. The aim of this study was to provide evidence that anpirtoline, which is an agonist at 5-HT1B and 5-HT1D receptors and also displays submicromolar affinity for 5-HT1A recognition sites, in addition, acts as an antagonist at 5-HT3 receptors. 2. In radioligand binding studies on rat brain cortical membranes, anpirtoline inhibited specific binding of [3H]-(S)-zacopride to 5-HT3 receptor recognition sites (pKi: 7.53). 3. In N1E-115 neuroblastoma cells in which [14C]-guanidinium was used as a tool to measure cation influx through the 5-HT3 receptor channel, the 5-HT-induced influx was concentration-dependently inhibited by anpirtoline. In this respect, anpirtoline mimicked other 5-HT3 receptor antagonists; the rank order of potency was ondansetron > anpirtoline > metoclopramide. 4. The concentration-response curve for 5-HT as a stimulator of [14C]-guanidinium influx was shifted to the right by anpirtoline (apparent pA2: 7.78). 5. In urethane-anaesthetized rats, anpirtoline inhibited (at lower potency than zacopride and tropisetron) the 5-HT- or phenylbiguanide-induced bradycardia (Bezold-Jarisch reflex), but did not induce this reflex by itself. 6. Intravenous infusion of cisplatin in the domestic pig caused a consistent emetic response which was antagonized by anpirtoline. 7. It is concluded that anpirtoline, which was previously characterized as a 5-HT1 receptor agonist also proved to be a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist in several experimental models and, hence, exhibits a unique pattern of properties at different 5-HT receptors.[1]


  1. 5-HT3 receptor antagonism by anpirtoline, a mixed 5-HT1 receptor agonist/5-HT3 receptor antagonist. Göthert, M., Hamon, M., Barann, M., Bönisch, H., Gozlan, H., Laguzzi, R., Metzenauer, P., Nickel, B., Szelenyi, I. Br. J. Pharmacol. (1995) [Pubmed]
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