Cat. No. 5160
Chemical Name: 4-[1-(2,3-Dimethylphenyl)ethyl]-1H-
Biological ActivityPotent, highly selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist (Ki values are 1.08 and 1750 nM for α2- and α1-adrenoceptors respectively). Displays greater selectivity over α1-adrenoceptors than clonidine and UK 14,304 (1620-, 220- and 300-fold respectively). Inhibits twitch response in electrically stimulated mouse vas deferens (pD2 = 9.0). Active in vivo; displays hypotensive, bradycardic, sedative, anxiolytic, hypothermic and analgesic effects.
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Scheinin et al (1989) Medetomidine - a novel α2-adrenoceptor agonist: a review of its pharmacodynamic effects. Prog.Neuro-Psychopharm.Biol.Psychiat. 13 635. PMID: 2571177.
Virtanen et al (1988) Characterization of the selectivity, specificity and potency of medetomidine as an α2-adrenoceptor agonist. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 150 9. PMID: 2900154.
Savola et al (1986) Evidence for medetomidine as a selective and potent agonist at alpha 2-adrenoceptors. J.Aut.Pharmacol. 6 275. PMID: 2880852.
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Moura et al (2006) Alpha2-adrenoceptor subtypes involved in the regulation of catecholamine release from the adrenal medulla of mice. Br J Pharmacol 149 1049. PMID: 17075569.
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