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Binding affinity of sarpogrelate, a new antiplatelet agent, and its metabolite for serotonin receptor subtypes.

We analyzed the displacement activity of sarpogrelate and its active metabolite (M-1) in the radiolabeled ligand binding to various 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor subtypes using rat brain cortical membranes. Sarpogrelate was shown to have the same affinity as ritanserin for 5-HT2A receptors, with a Ki value of 8.39 nM. The active metabolite of sarpogrelate, M-1, was more active than sarpogrelate itself and of ritanserin, with a Ki value of 1.70 nM. Both sarpogrelate and M-1 had no affinity for 5-HT1A receptors, but these substances, at a concentration of 10 microM, displaced the specific binding to the 5-HT1B receptors of [125I]iodocyanopindolol, resulting in Ki values of 0.881 and 0.859 microM, respectively. The Ki values of sarpogrelate and M-1 are almost the same as that of ritanserin, a specific 5-HT2 receptor antagonist. Sarpogrelate and M-1, as well as ritanserin, are shown to have very low affinity for 5-HT1B receptors. Both sarpogrelate and M-1 had no affinity for 5-HT3 receptor subtypes. In the 5-HT4 receptor binding experiments, sarpogrelate exhibited almost no affinity, while M-1, at the concentration of 10 microM, displaced the binding activity, resulting in a Ki value of 0.838 microM. Both drugs had a weak antagonistic effect on a 5-HT4 receptor-mediated function, i.e., the 5-HT-induced relaxation of rat isolated esophageal tunica muscularis mucosae. In conclusion, sarpogrelate and M-1 have high affinity for 5-HT2A receptors with a relatively high selectivity.[1]

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  1. Binding affinity of sarpogrelate, a new antiplatelet agent, and its metabolite for serotonin receptor subtypes. Nishio, H., Inoue, A., Nakata, Y. Archives internationales de pharmacodynamie et de thérapie. (1996) [Pubmed]
 
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