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Through our research efforts we have evaluated 1000+ compounds for their serotonin receptor binding profiles via 5-HTome, the majority of which can be categorized in two broad drug development programs: 1) Functionally selective 5-HT2C agonist with low 5-HT2A and 5-HT2B liability, and 2) Non-hallucinogenic 5-HT2A agonist with low 5-HT2B liability

5-HT2C Data

Functionally Selective 5-HT2C Agonist

  • Low nanomolar potency at the 5-HT2C receptor
  • Low Activity/Inactivity at 5HT1A, 5-HT2A and 5-HT2B receptors
  • 5-HT2C Gq-mediated signaling bias
  • Minimal Beta-arrestin 1 and 2 recruitment
  • Non-Hallucinogenic
  • Therapeutic indications: addiction (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, methamphetamine and cocaine); schizophrenia; obesity

5-HT2C activation often leads to full, partial, or minimal beta-arrestin (5-HT2C-hβarr1 & 2) recruitment along with 5-HT2C-Gq activation, as shown in these typical binding profiles.

5-HT2A receptor agonist exhibiting multi-receptor selectivity

  • Low nanomolar potency at the 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors
  • Inactive at 5-HT2B
  • Non-Hallucinogenic
  • Therapeutic indications: treatment-resistant depression (TRD); PTSD