AC 5216

Cat. No. 5281

AC 5216 C23H23N5O2 [226954-04-7]

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Alternative Name: XBD173

Chemical Name: N-Ethyl-7,8-dihydro-7-methyl-8-oxo-2-phenyl-N-(phenylmethyl)-9H-purine-9-acetamide

Biological Activity

Ligand of translocator protein (TSPO, peripheral benzodiazepine receptor). Exhibits high affinity for TSPO in rat whole brain (Ki = 0.297 nM), and high potency against human and rat glial TSPO (IC50 values are 2.73 and 3.04 nM respectively). Displays no noticeable binding to a number of other receptors, transporters or ion channels. Also displays anxiolytic and antidepressant effects in rodent models, without inducing benzodiazepine-like adverse effects.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 10 mM in ethanol with sonication
>98 %
Store at +4°C

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Qiu et al (2013) Repeated administration of AC-5216, a ligand for the 18kDa translocator protein, improves behavioral deficits in a mouse model of post-traumatic stress disorder. Prog.Neuropsychopharmacol.Biol.Psychiatry 45 40. PMID: 23624119.

Kita et al (2004) Antianxiety and antidepressant-like effects of AC-5216, a novel mitochondrial benzodiazepine receptor ligand. Br.J.Pharmacol. 142 1059. PMID: 15249420.

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