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Systematic (IUPAC) name
N-(1-methyl- 2-oxo- 5-phenyl- 3H-1,4-benzodiazepin-3-yl)- 1H-indole -2-carboxamide
CAS number 103420-77-5
ATC code none
PubChem 59751
Chemical data
Formula C 25H20N4O2  
Mol. mass 408.452 g/mol
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Devazepide (L-364,718, MK-329) is a drug which is structurally derived from the benzodiazepine family, but with quite different actions from most benzodiazepines, instead acting as a cholecystokinin antagonist selective for the CCKA subtype.[1] It increases appetite and accelerates gastric emptying,[2][3] and has been suggested as a potential treatment for a variety of gastrointestinal problems including dyspepsia, gastroparesis and gastric reflux.[4] It is also widely used in scientific research into the CCKA receptor.[5][6]

See also


  1. ^ Hill DR, Woodruff GN. Differentiation of central cholecystokinin receptor binding sites using the non-peptide antagonists MK-329 and L-365,260. Brain Research. 1990 Sep 3;526(2):276-83. PMID 2257485
  2. ^ Cooper SJ, Dourish CT. Multiple cholecystokinin (CCK) receptors and CCK-monoamine interactions are instrumental in the control of feeding. Physiology and Behaviour. 1990 Dec;48(6):849-57. PMID 1982361
  3. ^ Cooper SJ, Dourish CT, Clifton PG. CCK antagonists and CCK-monoamine interactions in the control of satiety. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1992 Jan;55(1 Suppl):291S-295S. PMID 1728842
  4. ^ Scarpignato C, Varga G, Corradi C. Effect of CCK and its antagonists on gastric emptying. Journal of Physiology Paris. 1993;87(5):291-300. PMID 8298606
  5. ^ Weller A. The ontogeny of postingestive inhibitory stimuli: examining the role of CCK. Developmental Psychobiology. 2006 Jul;48(5):368-79. PMID 16770766
  6. ^ Savastano DM, Covasa M. Intestinal nutrients elicit satiation through concomitant activation of CCK(1) and 5-HT(3) receptors. Physiology and Behaviour. 2007 Oct 22;92(3):434-42. PMID 17531277


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