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Cat.No. 4202 - Adenine | C5H5N5.HCl | CAS No. 6055-72-7
Description: Adenine receptor agonist
Chemical Name: 6-Aminopurine hydrochloride
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

High affinity adenine receptor agonist (Ki = 18 nM at rat adenine receptor). Inhibits forskolin-stimulated cAMP formation in CHO cells transfected with the adenine receptor; also stimulates GTPγS binding (pEC50 values are 8.54 and 7.21 respectively).

Technical Data

M. Wt 171.59
Formula C5H5N5.HCl
Storage Desiccate at RT
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 6055-72-7
PubChem ID 76219
Smiles NC1=C2C(NC=N2)=NC=N1.Cl

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 17.16 100
water 17.16 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 5.83 mL 29.14 mL 58.28 mL
5 mM 1.17 mL 5.83 mL 11.66 mL
10 mM 0.58 mL 2.91 mL 5.83 mL
50 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.17 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Gorzalka et al (2005) Evidence for the functional expression and pharmacological characterization of adenine receptors in native cells and tissues. Mol.Pharmacol. 67 955 PMID: 15604413

Bender et al (2002) Characterization of an orphan G protein-coupled receptor localized in the dorsal root ganglia reveals adenine as a signaling molecule. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci. 99 8573 PMID:

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