Cat. No. 4558
Chemical Name: N-Ethyl-2-[(6-methoxy-3-pyridinyl)[
Biological ActivityHighly potent, selective OX2 receptor antagonist (IC50 values are 2.3 nM and 1900 nM for OX2 and OX1 respectively). Displays negligible or no inhibition of a panel of 80 receptors. Blocks orexin-B- and orexin-A-invoked calcium mobilization in hOX2-expressing CHO cells (IC50 values are 7.9 nM and 8.8 nM respectively); reverses orexin-B-induced hyperlocomotion in mice. Brain penetrant.
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Mochizuki et al (2011) Orexin receptor 2 expression in the posterior hypothalamus rescues sleepiness in narcoleptic mice. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A 108 4471. PMID: 21368172.
Malherbe et al (2010) Mapping the binding pocket of dual antagonist almorexant to human orexin 1 and orexin 2 receptors: comparison with the selective OX1 antagonist SB-674042 and the selective OX2 antagonist N-ethyl-2-[(6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl)-(toluene-2-sulfonyl)-amino]-N-pyridin-3-ylmethyl-acetamide (EMPA). Mol.Pharmacol. 78 81. PMID: 20404073.
Malherbe et al (2009) Biochemical and behavioural characterization of EMPA, a novel high-affinity, selective antagonist for the OX2 receptor. Br.J.Pharmacol. 156 1326. PMID: 19751316.
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Guerreiro et al (2015) The sleep-modulating peptide orexin-B protects midbrain dopamine neurons from degeneration, alone or in cooperation with nicotine. Mol.Pharmacol. 87 525. PMID: 25552485 .
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