Meclizine dihydrochloride

Cat. No. 4245

Meclizine dihydrochloride C25H27ClN2.2HCl [1104-22-9]

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Alternative Name: Meclozine

Chemical Name: 1-[(4-Chlorophenyl)phenylmethyl]4-[(3-methylphenyl)methyl]piperazine dihydrochloride

Biological Activity

Human pregnane X receptor (hPXR) agonist; stronger activator of hPXR than rat PXR. Increases hPXR target gene expression in human hepatocyte primary cultures. Also acts as a histamine H1 receptor antagonist. Confers neuroprotection in models of polyQ toxicity.

Technical Data

Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
>99 %
Desiccate at RT

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Lau et al (2011) Differential effect of meclizine on the activity of human pregnane X receptor and constitutive androstane receptor. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 336 816. PMID: 21131266.

Gohil et al (2010) Meclizine is neuroprotective in models of Huntington's disease. Hum.Mol.Genet. 20 294. PMID: 20977989.

Parada et al (2001) The major role of peripheral release of histamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine in formalin-induced nociception. Neuroscience 102 937. PMID: 11182255.

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