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TTD Target ID: TTDS00105

Target Information
Name5-hydroxytryptamine 2C receptor    
Type of targetSuccessful target    
5-HT2C receptor    
Serotonin receptor    
Serotonin receptor 2C    
DiseaseAcute ureteric colic
[ICD9: 788.0   ICD10: N23]
Cocaine dependence
[ICD9: 304.2   ICD10: F14.2]
Motor disorder[3]
[ICD9: 295   ICD10: F20]
Drug(s)MethysergideApprovedMigraine headaches[4][5][6][7]
LorcaserinPhase III completedObesity[11][12]
SR46349BPhase III completedSleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders; Primary Insomnia; Schizophrenia[13]
PRX00933Phase IIObesity, diabetes[14]
LorcaserinPhase I completedDrug Abuse[11][12]
5-HT2C agonistPreclinicalSchizophrenia[13]
BioChemical ClassG-protein coupled receptor (rhodopsin family)    
PathwayCalcium signaling pathway
Gap junction
Neuroactive ligand-receptor interaction
UniProt IDP28335
FunctionThis is one of the several different receptors for 5- hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), a biogenic hormone that functions as a neurotransmitter, a hormone, and a mitogen. This receptor mediates its action by association with G proteins.    
Related US Patent6,433,175
Target ValidationClick to Find Target Validation Information.    
Inhibitor (+/-)-nantenine[15]
1- ([19]
1- ([19]
1- ([19]
1- ([19]
1- ([19]
1- ([19]
1- (2-Dimethylamino-ethyl)-1H-indol-4-ol[20]
1- (2-aminoethyl)-1H-indazol-6-ol[19]
1- (piperazin-1-yl)isoquinoline[21]
1-Butyl-3- (2-dimethylamino-ethyl)-1H-indol-4-ol[20]
2- (piperazin-1-yl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydroquinoline[21]
3- (2-Dimethylamino-ethyl)-1-methyl-1H-indol-4-ol[20]
3- (2-Dimethylamino-ethyl)-1H-indol-6-ol[20]
3- (2-Dimethylamino-ethyl)-2-methyl-1H-indol-4-ol[20]
3- (2-Dimethylamino-propyl)-1H-indol-4-ol[20]
3- (2-Pyrrolidin-1-yl-ethyl)-1H-indol-4-ol[20]
3- (3-Dimethylamino-propyl)-1H-indol-4-ol[20]
4- (4-butylpiperidin-1-yl)-1-o-tolylbutan-1-one[22]
4- (piperazin-1-yl)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine[21]
4- (piperazin-1-yl)furo[3,2-c]pyridine[21]
4- (piperazin-1-yl)thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine[21]
4- (piperazin-1-yl)thieno[3,2-c]pyridine[21]
4- (piperazin-1-yl)thieno[3,2-d]pyrimidine[21]
5-chloro-N- (pyridin-3-yl)indoline-1-carboxamide[18]
6- (piperazin-1-yl)-9-propyl-9H-purine[21]
6-bromo-8- (piperazin-1-yl)imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazine[21]
6-chloro-N- (pyridin-3-yl)indoline-1-carboxamide[18]
6-methyl-4- (piperazin-1-yl)furo[2,3-d]pyrimidine[21]
N- (6-phenoxypyridin-3-yl)-1H-indole-3-carboxamide[30]
N- (pyridin-3-yl)indoline-1-carboxamide[18]
Ro-60-0175,   Ro-600175[16]
[2- (4-Fluoro-1H-indol-3-yl)-ethyl]-dimethyl-amine[20]
cyclo[ (6-bromotryptophan)arginine][26]
5-HT2C agonist[13]
SB 243213[3]
AntagonistBVT 933[43]
SB 206553 hydrochloride[51][52]
Cross References 3D Structure
Related Literature
On-Line Medical Dictionary
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