A potent nonpeptide antagonist of the substance P (NK1) receptor

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Science  25 Jan 1991:
Vol. 251, Issue 4992, pp. 435-437
DOI: 10.1126/science.1703323


CP-96,345 [(2S, 3S)-cis-2-(diphenylmethyl)-N-[(2-methoxyphenyl)- methyl]-1-azabicyclo[2.2.2]octan-3-amine] is a potent nonpeptide antagonist of the substance P (NK1) receptor. CP-96,345 inhibited 3H-labeled substance P binding and was a classical competitive antagonist in the NK1 monoreceptor dog carotid artery preparation. CP-96,345 inhibited substance P-induced salivation in the rat, a classical in vivo bioassay, but did not inhibit NK2, NK3, or numerous other receptors; it is thus a selective NK1 antagonist. This compound may prove to be a powerful tool for investigation of the physiological properties of substance P and exploration of its role in diseases.

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