Tolcapone

Cat. No. 5864

Tolcapone C14H11NO5 [134308-13-7]

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Alternative Names: Tasmar, Ro 40-7592

Chemical Name: (3,4-Dihydroxy-5-nitrophenyl)(4-methylphenyl)methanone

Biological Activity

COMT inhibitor. Inhibits both brain and peripheral COMT. Also binds transthyretin (TTR) with high affinity (Kd1 and Kd2 values are 21 and 58 nM, respectively). Inhibits TTR aggregation in human plasma and prevents TTR-induced cytotoxicity in vitro. Stabilizes TTR in mice and humans in vivo. Orally bioavailable.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
273.24
Formula:
C14H11NO5
Solubility:
Soluble to 100 mM in ethanol and to 100 mM in DMSO
Purity:
>99 %
Storage:
Store at +4°C
CAS No:
134308-13-7

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Certificate of Analysis / Product Datasheet / Safety Datasheet

References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Sant'Anna et al (2016) Repositioning tolcapone as a potent inhibitor of transthyretin amyloidogenesis and associated cellular toxicity. Nat.Commun. 7 10787. PMID: 26902880.

Männistö et al (1992) Different in vivo properties of three new inhibitors of catechol O-methyltransferase in the rat. Br.J.Pharmacol. 105 569. PMID: 1628144.

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