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Neurobehavioural effects of SR 27897, a selective cholecystokinin type A (CCK-A) receptor antagonist.

The activity of SR 27897, a potent and selective CCK-A vs CCK-B receptor antagonist (Ki = 0.2 nM on guinea-pig pancreas vs 2000 nM on rat brain) was studied on behavioural, electrophysiological and biochemical effects induced by peripheral or central injection of CCK-8S. For comparative purposes, devazepide, a reference CCK-A receptor antagonist, was investigated in these same models. CCK-induced hypophagia and CCK-induced hypolocomotion in rats, two behavioural changes associated with the stimulation of peripheral CCK-A receptors, were dose-dependently antagonized by SR 27897 (ED50 = 0.003 and 0.002 mg/kg i.p., respectively) and devazepide (ED50 = 0.02 and 0.1 mg/kg i.p., respectively). CCK-induced decrease of cerebellar cGMP levels in mice was also reduced by SR 27897 (ED50 = 0.013 mg/kg) and by devazepide (0.084 mg/kg). The CCK-induced turning behaviour after intrastriatal injection in mice, and the potentiation of the rate suppressant activity of apomorphine on rat DA neurons, were blocked by higher doses of SR 27897 and devazepide, consistent with the probable central origin of these effects. The respective ED50s were 0.2 mg/kg i.p. for SR 27897 and 4.9 mg/kg i.p. for devazepide in the former model, while the respective minimal effective doses were 1.25 and 5 mg/kg i.p. in the latter test. In most tests the i.p./p.o. ratio for SR 27897 was near unity, suggesting a high oral bioavailability of the compound. Taken together, these findings support the notion that SR 27897 behaves as a potent CCK-A antagonist able to cross the blood brain barrier.[1]


  1. Neurobehavioural effects of SR 27897, a selective cholecystokinin type A (CCK-A) receptor antagonist. Poncelet, M., Arnone, M., Heaulme, M., Gonalons, N., Gueudet, C., Santucci, V., Thurneyssen, O., Keane, P., Gully, D., Le Fur, G. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch. Pharmacol. (1993) [Pubmed]
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