1. GPCR/G Protein
    Neuronal Signaling
  2. 5-HT Receptor
  3. YM348


Cat. No.: HY-100330
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YM348 is a potent and orally active 5-HT2C receptor agonist, which shows a high affinity for cloned human 5-HT2C receptor (Ki: 0.89 nM).

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YM348 Chemical Structure

YM348 Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 372163-84-3

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YM348 is a potent and orally active 5-HT2C receptor agonist, which shows a high affinity for cloned human 5-HT2C receptor (Ki: 0.89 nM).

IC50 & Target[1]

5-HT2C Receptor

0.89 nM (Ki)

5-HT2B Receptor

2.5 nM (Ki)

5-HT2A Receptor

13 nM (Ki)

5-HT2C Receptor

1 nM (EC50)

5-HT2B Receptor

3.2 nM (EC50)

5-HT2A Receptor

93 nM (EC50)

In Vitro

YM348 has high affinity for cloned human 5-HT2C receptors with a Ki value of 0.89 nM and lower affinities for human-cloned 5-HT2B (Ki: 2.5 nM) and 5-HT2A receptors (Ki: 13 nM). To assess the binding specificity of YM348, a broad evaluation of an additional 46 binding sites including several other 5-HT receptor subtypes (1A, 1B, 1D, 3, 4, 5A, 6, 7) is performed. IC50 values of YM348 are found to be >1 μM for all of the binding sites except for the human 5-HT1A receptors (Ki: 130 nM), bovine 5-HT1D receptors (Ki: 481 nM), human 5-HT7 receptors (Ki: 177 nM), and human α2A receptors (Ki: 126 nM).YM348 exhibits a full-agonistic activity on human 5-HT2A and 5-HT2B receptors. The EC50 values of YM348 for 5-HT2C, 5-HT2A, and 5-HT2B receptors are 1.0, 93 and 3.2 nM, respectively[1].

In Vivo

Oral administration of YM348 induces penile erections and hypolocomotion in rats, being completely inhibited by a selective 5-HT2C receptor antagonist, SB242084. YM348 inhibits spontaneous activity in a dose-dependent manner with a minimum effective dose of 0.203 mg/kg[1].


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Kinase Assay

Experiments are performed with membranes obtained from Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells expressing human 5-HT2C or 5-HT2A receptors and Human Embryonic Kidney 293-Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen (HEK293-EBNA) cells expressing human 5-HT2B receptors. Binding assays with [3H] 5-HT are carried out. The reaction medium (50 mM Tris-HCl buffer (pH 7.4) containing 4 mM CaCl2, 10 M pargyline and 0.1 mg/ml L-(+)-ascorbic acid) containing [3H] 5-HT, membrane preparation and test compounds are incubated at 37°C for 30 min. Nonspecific binding is determined in the presence of 10 M 5-HT, and specific binding is calculated as the total binding minus the nonspecific binding. After incubation, 4 mL of 50 mM Tris-HCl buffer (pH 7.4) containing 4 mM CaCl2 is added, and the medium is filtrated under decompression through a Whatman GF/B glass filter pretreated with 0.1% polyethyleneimine. The filter is washed with the same buffer solution (4 mL×3). The glass filter is immersed in 6 mL of liquid scintillator (Packard, Aquasol-2), and the radioactivity is measured with a liquid scintillation counter. The amount of protein is measured. The dissociation constants (Kd values) are obtained by Scatchard analysis using SAS (ver. 6.11). The concentrations of compounds showing 50% inhibition of receptor binding, IC50 values, are obtained by nonlinear analysis using SAS (ver. 6.11). The Ki values indicating affinity for receptors are calculated[1].

MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

Animal Administration

Male Wistar rats (215-350 g) are used. Rats are administered YM348 (0.0677, 0.203, 0.677, and 2.03 mg/kg) orally and moved again to their home cages. After 20 min, thereafter, the rats are individually placed in transparent acrylic plastic cages (35×30×18 cm), and their motor activity is measured for 40 min. The measurements are carried out using a SUPER-MEX sensor. SB242084 (0.1-3 mg/kg i.p.) is administered 30 min before YM348 treatment.

MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

Molecular Weight







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