Catalog Number: 4048
Alternate Names: Biphenyl-indanone A
Chemical Name: 3'-[[(2-Cyclopentyl-2,3-dihydro-6,7-dimethyl-1-oxo-1H-inden-5-yl)oxy]methyl]-[1,1'-biphenyl]-4-carboxylic acid
Biological Activity
Selective positive allosteric modulator of mGlu2 (EC50 = 33.2 nM in CHO cells expressing human mGlu2). Displays no effect on glutamate-induced activation of other mGlu receptor subtypes. Exhibits antipsychotic and anxiolytic properties in mice.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
    454.56
  • Formula:
    C30H30O4
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
  • Purity:
    >98%
  • Storage:
    Desiccate at RT
  • CAS No:
    866823-73-6
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis. All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
Background References
  1. Biphenyl-indanones: allosteric potentiators of the metabotropic glutamate subtype 2 receptor.
    Bonnefous et al.
    Bioorg.Med.Chem.Lett., 2005;15:4354
  2. Biphenyl-indanone A, a positive allosteric modulator of the metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 2, has antipsychotic- and anxiolytic-like effects in mice.
    Galici et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2006;318:173
  3. A selective positive allosteric modulator of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 2 blocks a hallucinogenic drug model of psychosis.
    Benneyworth et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 2007;72:477

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