Selective Dopamine D1 and D2 Receptor Antagonists

  • J. Hyttel
  • J. Arnt
  • M. van den Berghe
Part of the Psychopharmacology Series book series (PSYCHOPHARM, volume 7)


The concept of selective dopamine D1 and D2 receptor antagonists is rather new. Previously, dopamine receptor antagonism was evaluated simply as the ability to inhibit dopamine- or dopamine agonist-mediated behaviour or biochemical responses. In 1979 Kebabian and Calne introduced the dopamine D1 and D2 receptor concept based on differential linkage to adenylate cyclase. At that time receptor binding techniques had already been introduced, and more or less selective ligands were available (Iversen 1978). Today, very selective ligands are used to differentiate the two dopamine receptor populations.


Tardive Dyskinesia Dopamine Antagonist Selective Dopamine Fluphenazine Decanoate Head Twitch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Hyttel
    • 1
  • J. Arnt
    • 1
  • M. van den Berghe
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyH. Lundbeck A/SCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Lundbeck NVVilvoordeBelgium

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