Atipamezole hydrochloride

Cat. No. 2937

Atipamezole hydrochloride C14H16N2.HCl [104075-48-1]

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Chemical Name: 5-(2-Ethyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-indene-2-yl)-1H-imidazole hydrochloride

Biological Activity

Selective α2-adrenergic receptor antagonist (Ki values are 1.1, 1.0, 0.89, 1300 and 6500 nM for α2A, α2B, α2C, α1A and α1B receptors respectively). Brain penetrant.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
>99 %
Desiccate at RT

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Virtanen et al (1989) Highly selective and specific antagonism of central and peripheral alpha 2-adrenoceptors by atipamezole. Arch.Int.Pharmacodyn.Ther. 297 190. PMID: 2567152.

Puurunen et al (2001) An α2-adrenergic antagonist, atipamezole, facilitates behavioral recovery after focal cerebral ischemia in rats. Neuropharmacology 40 597. PMID: 11249969.

Jurgens et al (2007) α2A adrenergic receptor activation inhibits epileptiform activity in the rat hippocampal CA3 region. Mol.Pharmacol. 71 1572. PMID: 17341653.

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