Catalog Number: 3283
Chemical Name: 2,2,2-Trifluoro-N-[4-(2-methoxyphenoxy)phenyl]-N-(3-pyridinylmethyl)ethanesulfonamide hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Positive allosteric modulator selective for mGlu2 receptors. Potentiates glutamate-stimulated [35S]GTPγS binding (EC50 values are 1.7 and > 10 μM for mGlu2 and mGlu3 receptors respectively). Devoid of any activity at mGlu5 and mGlu7 receptors. Promotes cognitive flexibility in a rat model.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 50 mM in ethanol
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Discovery of allosteric potentiators for the metabotropic glutamate 2 receptor: synthesis and subtype selectivity of N-(4-(2-methoxyphenoxy)phenyl)-N-(2,2,-trifluoroethylsulfonyl)pyrid-3-ylmethyl-amine.
    Johnson et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2003;46:3189
  2. Pharmacological characterization and identification of amino acids involved in the positive modulation of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 2.
    Schaffhauser et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 2003;64:798
  3. Metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 modulates excitatory synaptic transmission in the rat globus pallidus.
    Poisik et al.
    Neuropharmacology, 2005;49:57
  4. Effects of a positive allosteric modulator of group II metabotropic glutamate receptors, LY487379, on cognitive flexibility and impulsive-like responding in rats.
    Nikiforuk et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2010;335:665

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for LY 487379 hydrochloride include:

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  1. Neuronal activity patterns in the mediodorsal thalamus and related cognitive circuits are modulated by metabotropic glutamate receptors.
    Authors: Copeland Et al.
    Nat Commun
  2. Targeting type-2 metabotropic glutamate receptors to protect vulnerable hippocampal neurons against ischemic damage.
    Authors: Motolese Et al.
  3. Selective actions of novel allosteric modulators reveal functional heteromers of metabotropic glutamate receptors in the CNS.
    Authors: Yin Et al.
    J Neurosci
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