-opioid agonist and anticonvulsant. Perhaps acts as an NMDA antagonist.
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Modulation of release of acetylcholine from the striatum by a proposed excitatory amino acid antagonist U-54494A: comparison with known antagonists, diazepam and phenytoin.
Sethy and Sage
In vitro depressant effects of U-54494A, an anticonvulsant related to kappa opioids in the hippocampus.
Proietti et al.
U-54494A: a unique anticonvulsant related to kappa opioid agonists.
Voigtlander et al.