COMPARATIVE STUDY
JOURNAL ARTICLE

Pharmacology of JNJ-42314415, a centrally active phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) inhibitor: a comparison of PDE10A inhibitors with D2 receptor blockers as potential antipsychotic drugs

Anton A H P Megens, Herman M R Hendrickx, Koen A Hens, Ineke Fonteyn, Xavier Langlois, Ilse Lenaerts, Marijke V F Somers, Peter de Boer, Greet Vanhoof
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 2014, 349 (1): 138-54
24421319
The new phosphodiesterase 10A inhibitor (PDE10AI) JNJ-42314415 [3-[6-(2-methoxyethyl)pyridin-3-yl]-2-methyl-8-morpholin-4-ylimidazo[1,2-a]pyrazine] was compared with three reference PDE10AIs and eight dopamine 2 (D(2)) receptor blockers. Despite displaying relatively low PDE10A activity in vitro, JNJ-42314415 was found to be a relatively potent and specific PDE10AI in vivo. The compound was devoid of effects on prolactin release and of receptor interactions associated with other commonly observed adverse effects of available antipsychotics. Similar to D(2) receptor blockers, the tested PDE10AIs antagonized stimulant-induced behavior and inhibited conditioned avoidance behavior; these effects were observed at doses close to the ED(50) for striatal PDE10A occupancy. Relative to the ED(50) for inhibition of apomorphine-induced stereotypy, PDE10AIs blocked conditioned avoidance behavior and behaviors induced by nondopaminergic stimulants (phencyclidine, scopolamine) more efficiently than did D(2) receptor blockers; however, they blocked behaviors induced by dopaminergic stimulants (apomorphine, d-amphetamine) less efficiently. PDE10AIs also induced less pronounced catalepsy than D(2) receptor blockers. The effects of PDE10A inhibition against dopaminergic stimulants and on catalepsy were potentiated by the D(1) antagonist SCH-23390 (8-chloro-3-methyl-5-phenyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-3-benzazepin-7-ol), suggesting that enhancement of D(1) receptor-mediated neurotransmission contributes to the behavioral profile of PDE10AIs. By reducing dopamine D(2) and concomitantly potentiating dopamine D(1) receptor-mediated neurotransmission, PDE10AIs may show antipsychotic activity with an improved side-effect profile relative to D(2) receptor blockers. However, the clinical implications of this dual mechanism must be further explored.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
24421319
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"