Cat. No. 0792
Chemical Name: 2-(2-Ethyl-2,3-dihydro-2-benzofuran
Biological ActivityPotent, highly selective α2 adrenoceptor antagonist and imidazoline I1 receptor ligand (pKi values are 7.87, 7.42, 5.74, 7.28 and < 5 for α 2A, α2B, α2C, I1, and I2 receptors respectively). Promotes insulin secretion, at a site distinct from I1 or I2 (the putative I3 receptor) in vitro and in vivo.
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Mayer and Taberner (2002) Effects of the imidazoline ligands efaroxan and KU14R on blood glucose in the mouse. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 454 95. PMID: 12409010.
Eglen et al (1998) 'Seeing through a glass darkly': casting light on imidazoline 'I' sites. TiPS 19 381. PMID: 9786027.
Olmos et al (1994) Imidazolines stimulate release of insulin from RIN-5AH cells independently from imidazoline I1 and I2 receptors. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 262 41. PMID: 7813577.
Chapleo et al (1984) α-Adrenoceptor reagents 2. Effects of modification of the 1,4-benzodioxan ring system on α-adrenoceptor activity. J.Med.Chem. 27 570. PMID: 6143826.
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