Cat. No. 0348
Chemical Name: 2-(2-Benzofuranyl)-2-imidazoline hydrochloride
Biological ActivityHigh affinity I2 ligand (Ki = 9.8 nM). Putative I2 agonist; potentiates morphine antinociception. Produces ipsiversive rotational behavior in rats with a full 6-OHDA lesion of the nigrostriatal tract.
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MacInnes and Duty (2004) Locomotor effects of imidazoline I2-site-specific ligands and monoamine oxidase inhibitors in rats with a unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesion of the nigrostriatal pathway. Br.J.Pharmacol. 143 952. PMID: 15545290.
Sanchez-Blasquez et al (2000) Activation of I2-imidazoline receptors enhances supraspinal morphine analgesia in mice: a model to detect agonist and antagonist activities at these receptors. Br.J.Pharmacol. 130 146. PMID: 10781010.
Alemany et al (1997) Labelling of I2B-imidazoline receptors by [3H]2-(2-benzofuranyl)-2-imidazoline (2-BFI) in rat brain and liver: characterization, regulation and relation to monoamine oxidase enzymes. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch.Pharmacol. 356 39. PMID: 9228188.
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Kim et al (2011) Icilin-evoked behavioral stimulation is attenuated by alpha2-adrenoceptor activation. Brain Res 1384 110. PMID: 21315691.
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