Clinical data
ATC code
  • none
  • 5-chloro-2-methyl-3-(1,2,3,6-tetrahydro-4-pyridinyl)-1H-indole
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass245.73 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • Clc2cc1c(cc2)[nH]c(C)c1C=3CCNCC=3
  • InChI=1S/C14H15ClN2/c1-9-14(10-4-6-16-7-5-10)12-8-11(15)2-3-13(12)17-9/h2-4,8,16-17H,5-7H2,1H3

EMD-386088 is an indole derivative which is used in scientific research. It acts as a potent 5-HT6 receptor partial agonist, with a Ki of 1 nM, a significantly higher affinity than older 5-HT6 agonists such as EMDT, although it possesses moderate affinity for the 5-HT3 receptor as well.[1] Subsequent research has determined that EMD-386088 is also a dopamine reuptake inhibitor and that this action is involved in the antidepressant-like effects of the drug in rodents.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Mattsson, C; Sonesson, C; Sandahl, A; Greiner, HE; Gassen, M; Plaschke, J; Leibrock, J; Böttcher, H (2005). "2-Alkyl-3-(1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridin-4-yl)-1H-indoles as novel 5-HT6 receptor agonists". Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 15 (19): 4230–4. doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2005.06.067. PMID 16055331.
  2. ^ Jastrzębska-Więsek M, Siwek A, Partyka A, Antkiewicz-Michaluk L, Michaluk J, Romańska I, Kołaczkowski M, Wesołowska A (2016). "Study of a mechanism responsible for potential antidepressant activity of EMD 386088, a 5-HT6 partial agonist in rats". Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch. Pharmacol. 389 (8): 839–49. doi:10.1007/s00210-016-1245-3. PMC 4939156. PMID 27106213.