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Title: Ar-r17779  
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Language: English
Subject: TC-2216, TC-1698, SSR-180,711, UB-165, PHA-543,613
Collection: Nicotinic Agonists, Nootropics, Oxazolidinones, Spiro Compounds, Stimulants
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CAS number  N
ChemSpider  YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C9H14N2O2
Molar mass 182.22 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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AR-R17779 is a drug that acts as a potent and selective full agonist for the α7 subtype of neural nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.[1][2] It has nootropic effects in animal studies,[3][4] but its effects do not substitute for those of nicotine.[5] It has also recently been studied as a potential novel treatment for arthritis.[6]


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  2. ^ Macor, J. .; Mullen, G. .; Verhoest, P. .; Sampognaro, A. .; Shepardson, B. .; Mack, R. . (2004). "A chiral synthesis of (-)-spiro1-azabicyclo2.2.2octane-3,5'- oxazolidin-2'-one: a conformationally restricted analogue of acetylcholine that is a potent and selective alpha7 nicotinic receptor agonist". The Journal of Organic Chemistry 69 (19): 6493–6495.  
  3. ^ Levin, E. D.; Bettegowda, C.; Blosser, J.; Gordon, J. (1999). "AR-R17779, and alpha7 nicotinic agonist, improves learning and memory in rats". Behavioural Pharmacology 10 (6–7): 675–680.  
  4. ^ Van Kampen, M.; Selbach, K.; Schneider, R.; Schiegel, E.; Boess, F.; Schreiber, R. (2004). "AR-R 17779 improves social recognition in rats by activation of nicotinic alpha7 receptors". Psychopharmacology 172 (4): 375–383.  
  5. ^ Grottick, A. J.; Trube, G.; Corrigall, W. A.; Huwyler, J.; Malherbe, P.; Wyler, R.; Higgins, G. A. (2000). "Evidence that nicotinic alpha(7) receptors are not involved in the hyperlocomotor and rewarding effects of nicotine". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 294 (3): 1112–1119.  
  6. ^ Van Maanen, M.; Lebre, M.; Van Der Poll, T.; Larosa, G.; Elbaum, D.; Vervoordeldonk, M.; Tak, P. (2009). "Stimulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors attenuates collagen-induced arthritis in mice". Arthritis and rheumatism 60 (1): 114–122.  

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