Exploring the relationship between binding modes of 9-(aminomethyl)-9,10-dihydroanthracene and cyproheptadine analogues at the 5-HT2A serotonin receptor
Comparison of the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor affinities of a parallel series of structural analogues of the novel ligand 9-aminomethyl-9,10-dihydroanthracene (AMDA) and a structurally similar prototypical tricyclic amine cyproheptadine suggests that the two agents bind to the receptor in different fashions. Examination of ligand-receptor model complexes supports the experimental data and suggests a potential origin for the differences in binding modes. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Led. All rights reserved.