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Formula C17H19N5O 
Mol. mass 309.366 g/mol

Bazinaprine (SR-95,191) is an experimental drug candidate. It is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) which is believed to be useful for the treatment of depression. The drug strongly inhibits type A monoamine oxidase, but only weakly inhibits type B. The effects of the drug are reversible in vivo, but not in vitro.[1] In studies, the chemical has been shown to not interact in vivo with other neurotransmitter or drug receptor sites.[2]

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  1. ^ Kan, JP; Steinberg, R; Leclercq, J; Worms, P; Biziere, K (1988). "Monoamine oxidase-inhibiting properties of SR 95191, a new pyridazine derivative, in the rat: Evidence for selective and reversible inhibition of monoamine oxidase type a in vivo but not in vitro". Journal of Neurochemistry 50 (4): 1137–44.  
  2. ^ Kan, JP; Steinberg, R; Mouget-Goniot, C; Worms, P; Bizière, K (1987). "SR 95191, a selective inhibitor of type a monoamine oxidase with dopaminergic properties. II. Biochemical characterization of monoamine oxidase inhibition". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 240 (1): 251–8.