DuP 753 is a specific antagonist for the angiotensin receptor.
2-n-Butyl-4-chloro-5-hydroxy-methyl-1-[(2'-(1H)-tetrazol-5-yl)biph enyl-4- yl)methyl]imidazol potassium salt (DuP 753) is a nonpeptide angiotensin II receptor antagonist that inhibits the contractile effects of angiotensin II competitively and shows pA2 values of 8.27 on the rabbit aorta and jugular vein, 8.66 on the rat portal vein and stomach, 8.19 on the rat urinary bladder, and 8.36 on human colon, ileum, and urinary bladder. This agent (more than 10(-5) M) exhibits no agonistic activity and does not affect the contractile effects of norepinephrine, acetylcholine, bradykinin, desArg9-bradykinin, substance P, neurokinin A, neurokinin B, or bombesin in the various tissues. The present results demonstrate that DuP 753 is a potent nonpeptide antagonist with high affinity, specificity, and selectivity for the angiotensin receptor.
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