5-HT7 Receptor Ligands: Recent Developments and Potential Therapeutic Applications

Author(s): Valeria Pittala, Loredana Salerno, Maria Modica, Maria Angela Siracusa, Giuseppe Romeo

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 7 , Issue 9 , 2007

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The 5-HT7 receptors (5-HT7Rs) are the most recent classified members of the serotonin family. Characterized in 1993, they belong to the G protein-coupled receptor family. Since their discovery, they have been the subject of intense research due to their widespread distribution in the brain, suggestive of multiple central roles. The focus of this review is to discuss the literature concerning recent advances on 5-HT7Rs and their ligands.

Keywords: Serotonin, serotonin receptor subtypes, 5-HT7Rs, 5-HT7 ligands, G protein-coupled receptors, agonists, antagonists

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Year: 2007
Page: [945 - 960]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/138955707781662663
Price: $65

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