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  • none
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Legal status
  • Development terminated
  • (1S)-1-Phenyl-2-pyridin-2-ylethanamine
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Molar mass198.269 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • N[C@H](C1=CC=CC=C1)CC2=NC=CC=C2
  • InChI=1S/C13H14N2/c14-13(11-6-2-1-3-7-11)10-12-8-4-5-9-15-12/h1-9,13H,10,14H2/t13-/m0/s1

Lanicemine (AZD6765) is a low-trapping NMDA receptor antagonist that was under development by AstraZeneca for the management of severe and treatment-resistant depression.[1][2] Lanicemine differs from ketamine in that it is a low-trapping NMDA receptor antagonist, showing similar rapid-acting antidepressant effects to ketamine in clinical trials but with little or no psychotomimetic side effects.[3] However, lanicemine did not meet study endpoints, and its development was terminated by AstraZeneca in 2013.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Lanicemine". AdisInsight. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  2. ^ Machado-Vieira R, Henter ID, Zarate CA (May 2017). "New targets for rapid antidepressant action". Progress in Neurobiology. 152: 21–37. doi:10.1016/j.pneurobio.2015.12.001. PMC 4919246. PMID 26724279.
  3. ^ Zarate CA, Mathews D, Ibrahim L, Chaves JF, Marquardt C, Ukoh I, et al. (August 2013). "A randomized trial of a low-trapping nonselective N-methyl-D-aspartate channel blocker in major depression". Biological Psychiatry. 74 (4): 257–64. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.10.019. PMC 3594049. PMID 23206319.
  4. ^ Flowers S. "Return to growth: AstraZeneca's CEO Pascal Soriot says 2013 was year of "momentum" for the company". Retrieved 6 February 2014.