ChemRxiv
These are preliminary reports that have not been peer-reviewed. They should not be regarded as conclusive, guide clinical practice/health-related behavior, or be reported in news media as established information. For more information, please see our FAQs.
1/1
0/0

Adrenergic Modulation with Photochromic Ligands

preprint
submitted on 27.04.2020 and posted on 28.04.2020 by Davia Prischich, Alexandre M. J. Gomila, Santiago Milla-Navarro, Gemma Sangüesa, Rebeca Diez-Alarcia, Beatrice Preda, Carlo Matera, Montserrat Batlle, Laura Ramírez, Ernest Giralt, Jordi Hernando, Eduard Guasch, J. Javier Meana, Pedro de la Villa, Pau Gorostiza
Adrenoceptors are ubiquitous and regulate heart and respiratory rate, digestion, metabolism, and vascular tone. They can be activated or blocked with adrenergic drugs, but systemic administration causes broad adverse effects. We have developed photochromic ligands (adrenoswitches) to switch on and off adrenoceptor activity on demand at selected locations. Their pharmacology, photochromism, bioavailability and lack of toxicity allow photomodulating adrenergic signalling, as demonstrated by controlling locomotion in zebrafish and pupillary responses in blind mice.

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

dprischich@ibecbarcelona.eu

Institution

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

Country

Spain

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0001-6669-0436

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest

Exports