Cat. No. 3948

Terfenadine C32H41NO2 [50679-08-8]

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Chemical Name: α-[4-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenyl]-4-(hydroxydiphenylmethyl)-1-piperidinebutanol

Biological Activity

Histamine H1 receptor antagonist. Also blocks KV11.1 (hERG) and Kir6 (KATP) channels (IC50 values are 204 nM and 1.2 μM respectively). Inhibits the delayed rectifier K+ current (IKr) in guinea pig ventricular myocytes (IC50 = 50 nM). Activity prolongs QT and induces Torsades de pointes (TdP); cardiotoxic in vivo.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 25 mM in ethanol
>98 %
Store at +4°C

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Stork et al (2007) State dependent dissociation of HERG channel inhibitors. Br.J.Pharmacol. 151 136.

Crumb (2000) Loratadine blockade of K+ channels in human heart: comparison with terfenadine under physiological conditions. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 292 261. PMID: 10604956.

Zunkler et al (2000) Mechanism of terfenadine block of ATP-sensitive K+ channels. Br.J.Pharmacol. 130 1571. PMID: 10928959.

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

Klingerman et al (2014) Second-generation antipsychotics cause a rapid switch to fat oxidation that is required for survival in C57BL/6J mice. Schizophr Bull 40 327. PMID: 23328157.

Francis et al (2012) Inhibition of histidine decarboxylase ablates the autocrine tumorigenic effects of histamine in human cholangiocarcinoma. Gut 61 753. PMID: 21873469.

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