- Advanced search
- Immuno Portal
- Malaria Portal
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Alloswitch-1 is the first reported photo-switchable negative allosteric modulator (NAM) for an endogenous G protein-coupled receptor , in this case a NAM of the mGlu5 metabotropic glutamate receptor. Violet light isomerizes the trans molecule to the cis molecule and green light reverses this isomerization . In dark conditions trans-alloswitch-1 antagonizes IP production by quisqualate (orthosteric agonist)-activated mGlu5 receptors. Exposure to violet light reduces this level of antagonism, indicating that the cis-isomer is less active as a NAM than the trans-isomer .
The development of photo-switchable compounds is being pursued by pharmaceutical companies as a method to improve pharmacological selectivity by allowing precise spatio-temporal regulation of drug action .
Ligand Activity Visualisation Charts
These are box plot that provide a unique visualisation, summarising all the activity data for a ligand taken from ChEMBL and GtoPdb across multiple targets and species. Click on a plot to see the median, interquartile range, low and high data points. A value of zero indicates that no data are available. A separate chart is created for each target, and where possible the algorithm tries to merge ChEMBL and GtoPdb targets by matching them on name and UniProt accession, for each available species. However, please note that inconsistency in naming of targets may lead to data for the same target being reported across multiple charts.✖