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Systematic (IUPAC) name
1-(3,4-dimethoxybenzyl)-6-methyl-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-1 H-β-carboline
CAS number 172895-15-7
ATC code  ?
PubChem 9929424
Chemical data
Formula C 21H24N2O2  
Mol. mass 336.426 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
Synonyms LY-272,015; 1-[(3,4-Dimethoxyphenyl)methy]-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-6-methyl-1H-pyrido[3,4- b]indole
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LY-272,015 is a beta-carboline derivative drug developed by Eli Lilly, which acts as a potent and selective antagonist at the serotonin 5-HT2B receptor. It has anti-hypertensive effects in animal models,[1][2] and is also used in research into the other functions of the 5-HT2B receptor.[3]


  1. ^ Watts SW, Fink GD. 5-HT2B-receptor antagonist LY-272015 is antihypertensive in DOCA-salt-hypertensive rats. American Journal of Physiology. 1999 Mar;276(3 Pt 2):H944-52. PMID 10070078
  2. ^ Russell A, Banes A, Berlin H, Fink GD, Watts SW. 5-Hydroxytryptamine(2B) receptor function is enhanced in the N(omega)-nitro-L-arginine hypertensive rat. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 2002 Oct;303(1):179-87. PMID 12235249
  3. ^ Günther S, Maroteaux L, Schwarzacher SW. Endogenous 5-HT2B receptor activation regulates neonatal respiratory activity in vitro. Journal of Neurobiology. 2006 Aug;66(9):949-61. PMID 16758492


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