Catalog Number: 4381
Chemical Name: 3-Fluoro-5-[3-(2-pyridinyl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-benzonitrile
Biological Activity
Negative allosteric modulator of mGlu5 receptors. Displays high affinity for the MPEP (Cat. No. 1212) binding site; acts as a full antagonist and blocks the glutamate response to mGlu5 (IC50 = 24.4 nM). Selective for mGlu5 over mGlu1, mGlu3 and mGlu4. Exhibits anxiolytic activity in rodent models of anxiety. Analog available (Cat. No. 4323).
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    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO and to 25 mM in ethanol
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Discovery of novel allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 reveals chemical and functional diversity and in vivo activity in rat behavioral models of anxiolytic and antipsychotic activity.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 2010;78:1105
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