Cat. No. 1811
Alternative Name: CRL 40476
Chemical Name: 2-[(Diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetami
Biological ActivityPsychostimulant that displays neuroprotective and antiparkinsonian activity in a primate model of Parkinson's disease. Promotes vigilence and wakefulness without the central and peripheral side effects associated with conventional dopaminergic psychostimulants. Mechanism of action is not fully understood, possibly via modulation of catecholamine/GABAergic neurotransmission.
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Madras et al (2006) Modafinil occupies dopamine and norepinephrine transporters in vivo and modulates the transporters and trace amine activity in vitro. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 319 561. PMID: 16885432.
Jenner et al (2000) Antiparkinsonian and neuroprotective effects of modafinil in the mtpt-treated common marmoset. Exp.Brain Res. 133 178. PMID: 10968218.
Ferraro et al (1997) Modafinil: an antinarcoleptic drug with a different neurochemical profile to d-amphetamine and dopamine uptake blockers. Biol.Psychiatry 42 1181. PMID: 9426889.
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