pomaglumetad (LY404039)

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Catalog No.S6001

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pomaglumetad (LY404039) Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 235.22

LY404039 is a potent agonist of recombinant human mGlu2/mGlu3 receptors with Ki of 149 nM/92 nM, shows >100-fold selectivity over ionotropic glutamate receptors, glutamate transporters, and other receptors. Phase 3.

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  • LY404039 avoids reduction in phospho-Akt levels caused by DETA/NO. Total cellular proteins were extracted as described in Materials and Methods from astrocytes exposed to 1 mM DETA/NO6100 mM LY40403961 mM db-cAMP for 30 min, and 50 mg of protein extracts were assayed for phospho-Akt by western-blot. (A) Specificity of the western-blot was analyzed by incubating astrocytes with the PI3K/Akt pathway inhibitor, 20 mM LY294002, which completely prevented LY404039-induced Akt phosphorylation, and LPS/IFNc was used as positive control of Akt activation. Membranes were stripped and incubated with anti-total Akt antibody, which was considered loading control. (B) Data were expressed as phospho-Akt/ total Akt ratio and related to control group. Bars represent the mean 6 SEM of 4 independent experiments. *p,0.05, ***p,0.001 versus control, ‘‘p,0.01 versus LY404039.

    PLoS One 2011 6, e22235. pomaglumetad (LY404039) purchased from Selleck.

    Top: The glutamate agonist LY404039 inhibited the binding of 2 nM [3H]domperidone on dopamine D2Long receptors (in CHO cells). Bottom: LY404039 stimulated the incorporation of [35S]GTP-g-S into dopamine D2Long receptors with 50% incorporation occurring at 80 6 15 nM.



    Dr. Philip Seeman, Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto. pomaglumetad (LY404039) purchased from Selleck.

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Description LY404039 is a potent agonist of recombinant human mGlu2/mGlu3 receptors with Ki of 149 nM/92 nM, shows >100-fold selectivity over ionotropic glutamate receptors, glutamate transporters, and other receptors. Phase 3.
Features Under investigation as an exciting new medicine that may herald the arrival of third-generation antipsychotic drugs.
Rat neurons expressing native mGlu2/3 [1] Recombinant human mGlu3 [1] Recombinant human mGlu2 [1]
88 nM(Ki) 92 nM(Ki) 149 nM(Ki)
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LY404039 exhibits low binding affinity to group III mGlu receptors including mGlu6, mGlu7 and mGlu8 with a Ki value more than 5 μM. LY404039 shows little affinity for ionotropic glutamate receptors, glutamate transporter subtypes, monoamine and other receptors. LY404039 potently inhibits forskolin-stimulated cAMP formation in cells expressing human mGlu2 and mGlu3 receptors. LY404039 suppresses electrically evoked excitatory activity in the striatum, and serotonin-induced L-glutamate release in the prefrontal cortex. LY404039 could modulate glutamatergic activity in limbic and forebrain areas relevant to psychiatric disorders and may be devoid of negative side effects associated with current antipsychotics and anxiolytics. [1]

In vivo LY404039 demonstrates higher plasma exposure and better oral bioavailability. LY404039 may be valuable in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, including anxiety and psychosis. [1] In wild-type animals, LY404039 significantly reverses d-amphetamine(AMP)-induced increase in ambulations, distance traveled, and reduced time spent at rest. LY404039 reverses phencyclidine (PCP)-evoked behaviors at 10 mg/kg. The antipsychotic-like effects of LY404039 on PCP and AMP-evoked behavioral activation are absent in mGlu2 and mGlu2/3 but not in mGlu3 receptor-deficient mice. In contrast, clozapine and risperidone inhibit PCP-evoked behaviors in both wild-type and mGlu2/3 receptor-deficient mice. [2] LY404039 reduces responding on the EtOH in the pavlovian spontaneous recovery (PSR) test and reduces the expression of an alcohol deprivation effect (ADE) during relapse, but does not affect EtOH responding under maintenance conditions. LY404039 inhibits the expression of alcohol seeking and relapse behavior without altering alcohol self-administration behavior. [3] Moreover, LY404039 attenuates amphetamine- and phencyclidine-induced hyperlocomotion. LY404039 could inhibit conditioned avoidance responding and also reduces fear-potentiated startle in rats and marble burying in mice. Importantly, LY404039 does not produce sedative effects or motor impairment in the conditioned avoidance task. LY404039 also increases dopamine and serotonin release/turnover in the prefrontal cortex. [4]


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  • Animal Models: Separate mGlu2 and mGlu3 receptor knockout mice are established.
  • Dosages: 10 mg/kg
  • Administration: Administered via i.p.
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In vitro DMSO 1 mg/mL (4.25 mM)
Water Insoluble
Ethanol Insoluble
In vivo Add solvents to the product individually and in order(Data is from Selleck tests instead of citations):
30% propylene glycol, 5% Tween 80, 65% D5W
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30 mg/mL

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Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 235.22


CAS No. 635318-11-5
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms N/A
Smiles NC1(C[S](=O)(=O)C2C(C12)C(O)=O)C(O)=O

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment interventions Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT01659177 Withdrawn Drug: LY2140023 Healthy Participants Eli Lilly and Company August 2012 Phase 1
NCT01637142 Completed Drug: LY2140023|Drug: 14C-LY2140023|Drug: 14C-LY404039 Healthy Participants Eli Lilly and Company July 2012 Phase 1
NCT01609218 Completed Drug: LY2140023|Drug: Aqueous activated charcoal Healthy Volunteer Study Eli Lilly and Company May 2012 Phase 1
NCT01475136 Completed Drug: LY2140023 Hepatic Insufficiency Eli Lilly and Company November 2011 Phase 1

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