CVT-10216 is a highly selective, reversible aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH-2) inhibitor with an IC50 of 29 nM. CVT-10216 also has inhibitory effect of ALDH-1 with an IC50 of 1.3 μM. CVT-10216 can reduce excessive alcohol drinking in alcohol-preferring rats and exhibit anxiolytic effects. IC50 & Target: IC50: 29 nM (ALDH-2)In Vivo: CVT-10216 (intraperitoneal injection; 3.75, 7.5, or 15 mg/kg) exhibits a increase in social interaction as a dose-dependent manner, punctuated by a 2-fold increase in social interaction after 15 mg/kg in Fawn-Hooded rats. CVT-10216 (intraperitoneal injection; 3.75 or 15 mg/kg) are determined 5 h into the third withdrawal.It has the anxiolytic effect of 15 mg/kg CVT-10216 in this model, but has no significant effects on locomotor activity.