2001 Volume 24 Issue 10 Pages 1188-1190
The object of this study was to investigate the binding affinity of a newly synthesized 5-HT2 antagonist, (N-[2-[4-(5H-dibenzo[a, d]cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-piperidino]ethyl]-1-formyl-4-piperidinecarboxamide monohydrochloride monohydrate) (AT-1015), in the rabbit platelet membrane using [3H]-ketanserin by radioligand binding assay method and to compare the results with other selective 5-HT2 antagonists. The results showed that AT-1015 displayed high affinity to 5-HT2 receptors in rabbit platelet membranes. The pKi value of AT-1015 was 7.40, which is slightly lower than that of ketanserin, but higher than that of cyproheptadine. On the other hand, the displacement potency of AT-1015 for 5-HT2 receptors in rabbit platelets was similar to those of sarpogrelate and ritanserin. This is the first report of the high affinity of AT-1015 in rabbit platelets.