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5-HT1B Receptor Targeted Library

GPCR focused libraries5-hydroxytryptamine receptors (serotonin receptors , 5-HT receptors) are a group of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and ligand-gated ion channels found in the central and peripheral nervous systems [1, 2]. They mediate both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission. The serotonin receptors are activated by the neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as their natural ligand.

The serotonergic system is a target of many widely prescribed drugs including atypical anti-psychotics, anti-migraine medications, anxiolytics and anti-depressants [3]. However, clinical use of several serotonergic drugs caused unexpected side effects arising from off-target interactions with 5-HT receptor subtypes [4-6].

OTAVAchemicals offers 5-HT1B Receptor Targeted Library (1,760 compounds in total) designed with receptor-based virtual screening of pre-filtered compound library* docked in orthosteric and extended pockets of the 5-HT1B ligand binding site. The library is specifically targeted towards 5-HT1B receptor in such a way to minimize cross-reactivity with 5-HT2B receptor. This has been achieved by inspection of active site’s critical structural determinants for ligand recognition, validation of reference set of 26 known 5-HT antagonists and exclusion of predicted 5-HT2B binders from the final set of compounds by similarity analysis and docking score cut-off filtering. This library provides an excellent basis for designing subtype-selective serotonergic drugs.


* for increasing the potential for BBB penetration, the library falls into the following physicochemical property ranges: nHD < 3; PSA < 90; MolWeight < 450; CLogP 2-5; LogD 2-5


The summary of the OTAVAchemicals 5-HT1B Receptor Targeted Library characteristics:

Parameter Value Average
MW < 450 380.8
CLogP 2-5 3.6
LogD 2-5 3.4
Number of H Donors ≤ 3 1.1
Number of H Acceptors ≤ 9 3.9
PSA < 90 66.0
Number of Rings > 0 3.7
Compounds with "undesirable" functionalities Removed  





Compound in 5-HT1B ligand binding site. Complex obtained with flexible docking.



All compounds are in stock, cherry-picking is available.


The library (DB, SD, XLS, PDF format) as well as the price-list is available on request. Feel free to contact us or use on-line form below to send an inquiry if you are interested to obtain this library or if you need more information.



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  2. Frazer A, Hensler JG (1999). "Chapter 13: Serotonin Receptors". In Siegel GJ, Agranoff BW, Albers RW, Fisher SK, Uhler MD, editors. Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular, and Medical Aspects. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven. pp. 263–292. ISBN 0-397-51820-X. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
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  4. B. L. Roth, D. J. Sheffler, W. K. Kroeze, Magic shotguns versus mag-ic bullets: Selectively non-selective drugs for mood disorders and schizophrenia. Nat. Rev. Drug Discov. 3, 353 (2004). doi:10.1038/nrd1346 Medline.
  5. J. Besnard et al., Automated design of ligands to polypharmacological profiles. Nature 492, 215 (2012). doi:10.1038/nature11691 Medline
  6. B. L. Roth, Drugs and valvular heart disease. N. Engl. J. Med. 356, 6 (2007). doi:10.1056/NEJMp068265 Medline.

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