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Active ingredient: Pimozide - Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemical Formula

C28H29F2N3O

Chemical Name

1-[1-[4,4-bis(4-fluorophenyl)butyl]-4-piperidyl]-1,3-dihydrobenzoimidazol-2- one

Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight

461.546 g/mol

Physical State

Solid

Melting Point

214-218 oC

Water Solubility

10 mg/L

Isoelectric Point

8.63

Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals

Phase 1 Metabolising Enzyme (1-st Step of Metabolism)

CYP3A4; CYP1A2

Primary Drug Target
NameD(2) dopamine receptor
Gene NameDRD2
SynonymsDopamine D2 receptor
General FunctionSignal transduction and cell communication
Specific FunctionThis is one of the five types (D1 to D5) of receptors for dopamine. The activity of this receptor is mediated by G proteins which inhibit adenylyl cyclase

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