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NS 1738 Catalog No.GC13064

positive allosteric modulator of α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

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Rats[1]Sprague-Dawley rats are used. Adult (2-4 months; 400-450 g) and juvenile (50-60 g) animals are allowed to acclimate to the test room for 90 to 120 min before starting. After acclimation, adult rats are placed alone in their respective test cages. After a brief habituation period (30 min), they are allowed to interact for 5 min with a juvenile rat (trial; T1). During the interactive trial, the adult exhibits investigative behaviors that include close following, grooming, and/or sniffing of the juvenile for as much as 40 to 50% of the trial duration. The time of the investigative interaction is recorded in seconds. The juvenile rat is then removed, and the adult rats are immediately administered varying doses of NS 1738 (10 and 30 mg/kg NS-1738 i.p.) [prepared in 5% ethanol/95% hydroxypropyl-B-cyclodextrin (34% solution); 2.0 mL/kg i.p. ] or Nicotine (0.1 mg/kg i.p.), and then they are returned to their home cage. A second 5-min interactive trial (T2) is conducted 120 min later in the same test cage, and investigative behavior of the adult rat is again monitored and the time is recorded. Recognition ratios of time spent investing the familiar juvenile in T2 divided by time spent investigating the juvenile in T1 are calculated.


[1]. Timmermann DB, et al. An allosteric modulator of the alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor possessing cognition-enhancing properties in vivo. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2007 Oct;323(1):294-307.

Chemical Properties

Cas No. 501684-93-1 SDF
Synonyms N/A
Chemical Name 1-(5-chloro-2-hydroxyphenyl)-3-(2-chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)urea
Canonical SMILES ClC1=C(C=C(C(F)(F)F)C=C1)NC(NC2=CC(Cl)=CC=C2O)=O
Formula C14H9Cl2F3N2O2 M.Wt 365.13
Solubility DMF: 25 mg/ml,DMSO: 25 mg/ml,DMSO:PBS(pH 7.2) (1:3): 0.25 mg/ml,Ethanol: 10 mg/ml Storage Store at RT
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NS 1738 (NSC 213859) is a novel positive allosteric modulator of the α7 nAChR, with respect to positive modulation of α7 nAChR (EC50=3.4 μM in oocyte experiments).
NS 1738 acts by increasing the peak amplitude of acetylcholine (ACh)-evoked currents at all concentrations; thus, it increased the maximal efficacy of ACh. Plotting peak current amplitude against the logarithm of the NS 1738 concentration used for preincubation reveals a sigmoidal concentration-response relationship that is well fit by the Hill equation (EC50=3.4 μM). Under similar experimental conditions, NS 1738 shows comparable efficacy and potency at the rat α7 nAChR (EC50=3.9 μM)[1].
To estimate the ability of NS 1738 to permeate the blood-brain barrier, rats are administered 10 mg/kg NS 1738 intraperitoneally. Peak brain concentrations are measured approximately 30 min after injection, and they amount to ~80 ng/mL (~200 nM) at this dose. The ratio between the amount of compound entering the brain and that in plasma is AUCbrain /AUCplasma=0.50. The half-life in plasma is estimated to 42 min. Incubation of NS1738 with isolated liver microsomes in vitro indicates that approximately 60 and 75% of NS 1738 is metabolized via the cytochrome P450 system in mouse and rat, respectively, within 1 h. Adult rats administered NS 1738 at 10 and 30 mg/kg i.p. immediately following the initial exposure to a juvenile rat (T1) display significant decreases in the investigative duration of a subsequent exposure to the same juvenile (T2) 2 h later (T2/T1 ratio of 0.69±0.13 and 0.61±0.07, respectively)[1].
[1]. Timmermann DB, et al. An allosteric modulator of the alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor possessing cognition-enhancing properties in vivo. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2007 Oct;323(1):294-307.