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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
160521-72-2 7pxY
PubChem CID 4284720
ChemSpider 3491208 7pxN
Chemical data
Formula C16H18N2OS
286.391 g/mol
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BW-723C86 is a tryptamine derivative drug which acts as a 5-HT2B receptor agonist. It has anxiolytic effects in animal studies,[1][2] and is also used for investigating the function of the 5-HT2B receptor in a range of other tissues.[3][4][5]

BW-723C86 is actually a mixed 5-HT2B / 5-HT2C agonist, and while it has good selectivity over 5-HT2A and other serotonin receptor subtypes, it has only around 3x selectivity for 2B over 2C and so is much less selective than most research ligands, but no superior 5-HT2B agonist was available until the potent and selective 5-HT2B activity of 6-APB was discovered in 2012.[6] Highly selective 5-HT2C antagonists are available however, and so a combination of BW-723C86 with a selective 5-HT2C antagonist allows 5-HT2B mediated responses to be studied in isolation.

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  1. ^ Kennett, GA; Bright, F; Trail, B; Baxter, GS; Blackburn, TP (April 1996). "Effects of the 5-HT2B receptor agonist, BW 723C86, on three rat models of anxiety". British Journal of Pharmacology 117 (7): 1443–8. PMC 1909458. PMID 8730737. doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.1996.tb15304.x. 
  2. ^ Kennett, GA; Trail, B; Bright, F (December 1998). "Anxiolytic-like actions of BW 723C86 in the rat Vogel conflict test are 5-HT2B receptor mediated". Neuropharmacology 37 (12): 1603–10. PMID 9886683. doi:10.1016/S0028-3908(98)00115-4. 
  3. ^ Knowles, ID; Ramage, AG (January 2000). "Evidence that activation of central 5-HT2B receptors causes renal sympathoexcitation in anaesthetized rats". British Journal of Pharmacology 129 (1): 177–83. PMC 1621132. PMID 10694218. doi:10.1038/sj.bjp.0703011. 
  4. ^ Günther, S; Maroteaux, L; Schwarzacher, SW (August 2006). "Endogenous 5-HT2B receptor activation regulates neonatal respiratory activity in vitro". Journal of Neurobiology 66 (9): 949–61. PMID 16758492. doi:10.1002/neu.20253. 
  5. ^ Ryan, BK; Anwyl, R; Rowan, MJ (August 2008). "5-HT2 receptor-mediated reversal of the inhibition of hippocampal long-term potentiation by acute inescapable stress". Neuropharmacology 55 (2): 175–82. PMID 18538800. doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2008.05.006. 
  6. ^ Iversen, L.; Gibbons, S.; Treble, R.; Setola, V.; Huang, X. P.; Roth, B. L. (2012). "Neurochemical profiles of some novel psychoactive substances". European Journal of Pharmacology. doi:10.1016/j.ejphar.2012.12.006.  edit

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