Chemical Name: 1-[(4-Fluorophenyl)methyl]-N-[1-[2-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethyl]-4-piperidinyl]-1H-benzimidazol-2-amine
Biological ActivityAstemizole is an orally active, potent histamine H1 antagonist (IC50 = 4 nM) that displays 20-fold, > 250-fold and > 250-fold selectivity over 5-HT, dopamine and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors respectively. Exhibits antimalarial activity in multidrug resistant strains in vitro (IC50 = 227 - 734 nM). Also potent KV11.1 (hERG) channel blocker (IC50 = 0.9 nM) that displays cardiotoxicity in vivo.
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Towards a pharmacophore for drugs inducing the long QT syndrome: Insights from a CoMFA study of hERG K+ channel blockers.
Cavalli et al.
A clinical drug library screen identifies astemizole as an antimalarial agent.
Chong et al.
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Second-generation antipsychotics cause a rapid switch to fat oxidation that is required for survival in C57BL/6J mice.
Authors: Klingerman Et al.
Schizophr Bull 2014;40:327
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