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S15535 and WAY100,635 antagonise 5-HT-stimulated [35S]GTPgammaS binding at cloned human 5-HT1A receptors.

Newman-Tancredi A, Chaput C, Verrièle L, Millan MJ.
Eur J Pharmacol. 1996 Jun 20;307(1):107-11.

In Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells expressing cloned human 5-HT1A receptors, S15535 (4-(benzodioxan-5-yl)1-(indan-2-yl)piperazine) exhibited high affinity (Ki = 0.79 nM), similar to that of 5-HT (0.61 nM), (+/-)-8-hydroxy-3-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin ((+/-)-8-OH-DPAT; 0.58 nM) and N-{2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)-1-piperazinyl]ethyl}-N- (2-pyridinyl)cyclo-hexanecarboxamide (WAY100.635; 0.56 nM). In these cells, 5-HT stimulated [35S]GTP gamma S binding 3-fold (EC50 = 15 nM) whereas (+/-)-8-OH-DPAT exhibited 73% efficacy relative to 5-HT (EC50 = 6.0 nM). WAY 100.635 completely blocked 5-HT- and (+/-)-8-OH-DPAT-stimulated [35S]GTP gamma S binding. Likewise, S 15535 antagonised 5-HT-stimulated [35S]GTP gamma S binding, reducing it to 30.1% of control values. S 15535 (100 nM) also shifted the 5-HT and (+/-)-8-OH-DPAT stimulation curves to the right, to EC50 values of 870 and 313 nM, respectively. However, unlike WAY 100.635, which by itself did not stimulate [35S]GTP gamma S binding, S 15535 alone increased it by 34.7% relative to 5-HT (EC50 = 5.8 nM). In conclusion, S 15535 antagonises the stimulation of 5-HT1A receptors by 5-HT, whilst itself exerting weak partial agonist activity at these sites.