Nepicastat (SYN-117) HCl
Molecular Weight(MW): 331.81
Nepicastat (SYN-117) HCl is a potent and selective inhibitor of both bovine and human dopamine-β-hydroxylase with IC50 of 8.5 nM and 9 nM, with negligible affinity for twelve other enzymes and thirteen neurotransmitter receptors. Phase 2.
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|Description||Nepicastat (SYN-117) HCl is a potent and selective inhibitor of both bovine and human dopamine-β-hydroxylase with IC50 of 8.5 nM and 9 nM, with negligible affinity for twelve other enzymes and thirteen neurotransmitter receptors. Phase 2.|
In vitro, Nepicastat hydrochloride shows the selective and concentration-dependent inhibition effects on bovine and human dopamine-beta-hydroxylase activity with IC50 of 8.5 nM and 9.0 nM, respectively. While Nepicastat hydrochloride has negligible affinity for twelve other enzymes and thirteen neurotransmitter receptors. 
|In vivo||In the artery, left ventricle and cerebral cortex of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs), Nepicastat hydrochloride reduces noradrenaline content, and increases dopamine content and dopamine/noradrenaline ratio in a dose-dependent manner. In addition, Nepicastat hydrochloride also produces the similar effects on noradrenaline, dopamine and dopamine/noradrenaline ratio in tissues and plasma of beagle dogs.  In inactin-anesthetized SHRs, Nepicastat hydrochloride (3 mg/kg, i.v.) produces the antihypertensive effects and causes a significant decrease in renal vascular resistance (38%) and an increase in renal blood flow (22%).  In dogs with chronic heart failure, low-dose Nepicastat hydrochloride (0.5 mg/kg) prevents left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and remodeling, and combination therapy of Nepicastat hydrochloride and enalapril results in additional improvements in all morphological features.  In rat brain, Nepicastat hydrochloride at a dose of 50 mg/kg ( i.p.) leads to the reduction of norepinephrine (NE) and blocks cocaine-primed reinstatement of cocaine seeking. |
|In vitro||DMSO||66 mg/mL (198.9 mM)|
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Clinical Trial Information
|NCT Number||Recruitment||Conditions||Sponsor/Collaborators||Start Date||Phases|
|NCT01704196||Completed||Cocaine Dependence||National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)||April 2013||Phase 2|
|NCT00659230||Completed||Posttraumatic Stress Disorder||Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation|Biotie Therapies Inc.|Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center|Baylor College of Medicine|VA Office of Research and Development|San Diego Veterans Healthcare System||April 2009||Phase 2|
|NCT00656357||Completed||Cocaine Dependence||Biotie Therapies Inc.|National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)||June 2008||Phase 1|Phase 2|
|NCT00641511||Completed||Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)||Michael Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center|Lori Davis, MD Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center|Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center|Biotie Therapies Inc.||June 2008||Phase 2|
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