Cat. No. 0905

Rolipram C16H21NO3 [61413-54-5]

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Chemical Name: 4-(3-(Cyclopentyloxy)-4-methoxyphenyl)pyrrolidin-2-one

Biological Activity

Selective inhibitor of cAMP phosphodiesterase (PDE4) (IC50 = 2.0 μM). Discriminates between two conformational states of PDE4 isoenzymes. Separate isomers (R)-(-)-Rolipram and (S)-(+)-Rolipram are available (Cat. Nos. 1349 and 1350 respectively).

Technical Data

Soluble to 75 mM in DMSO and to 75 mM in ethanol
>98 %
Store at RT

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Teixeira et al (1997) Phosphodiesterase (PDE)4 inhibitors: anti-inflammatory drugs of the future? Trends Pharmacol.Sci. 18 164. PMID: 9184477.

Kato et al (1995) Rolipram, a cyclic AMP-selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor, reduces neuronal damage following cerebral ischemia in the gerbil. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 272 107. PMID: 7713141.

O'Donnell (1993) Antidepressant-like effects of rolipram and other inhibitors of cyclic adenosine monophosphate phosphodiesterase on behaviour maintained by differential reinforcement of low response rate. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 264 1168. PMID: 8383740.

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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Rolipram include:

Ørstavik et al (2015) The inotropic effect of the active metabolite of levosimendan, OR-1896, is mediated through inhibition of PDE3 in rat ventricular myocardium. J Biol Chem 10 e0115547. PMID: 25738589.

Choi et al (2015) PDE-4 inhibition rescues aberrant synaptic plasticity in Drosophila and mouse models of fragile X syndrome. Pharmacol Res Perspect 35 396. PMID: 25568131.

Merino et al (2015) Glucagon Increases Beating Rate but Not Contractility in Rat Right Atrium. Comparison with Isoproterenol. PLoS One 10 e0132884. PMID: 26222156.

Parnell et al (2015) Phosphorylation of ezrin on Thr567 is required for the synergistic activation of cell spreading by EPAC1 and protein kinase A in HEK293T cells. Eneuro 1853 1749. PMID: 25913012.

Pecha et al (2015) β 1 Adrenoceptor antagonistic effects of the supposedly selective β 2 adrenoceptor antagonist ICI 118,551 on the positive inotropic effect of adrenaline in murine hearts. PLoS One 3 e00168. PMID: 26516580.

Polito et al (2015) Selective Effects of PDE10A Inhibitors on Striatopallidal Neurons Require Phosphatase Inhibition by DARPP-32(1,2,3). J Neurosci 2. PMID: 26465004.

Zhu et al (2015) Different patterns of electrical activity lead to long-term potentiation by activating different intracellular pathways. J Neurosci 35 621. PMID: 25589756.

Orru et al (2013) Psychostimulant pharmacological profile of paraxanthine, the main metabolite of caffeine in humans. Neuropharmacology 67 476. PMID: 23261866.

Adderley et al (2011) Inhibition of ATP release from erythrocytes: a role for EPACs and PKC. Microcirculation 18 128. PMID: 21166931.

Morales-Garcia et al (2011) Phosphodiesterase 7 inhibition preserves dopaminergic neurons in cellular and rodent models of Parkinson disease. PLoS One 6 e17240. PMID: 21390306.

Schapitz et al (2010) Neuroligin 1 is dynamically exchanged at postsynaptic sites. Biochim Biophys Acta 30 12733. PMID: 20861378.

Hosoi et al (2002) Identification of a novel human eicosanoid receptor coupled to G(i/o). J Pharmacol Exp Ther 277 31459. PMID: 12065583.

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