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Biological Activity for Amitriptyline hydrochloride
Amitriptyline hydrochloride is an inhibitor of serotonin and noradrenaline uptake; also activates α2A-adrenoceptors and antagonizes 5-HT2 receptors. Displays antinociceptive activity. Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). Also a TrkA/B agonist. Induces neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells.
Technical Data for Amitriptyline hydrochloride
|Storage||Desiccate at RT|
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Solubility Data for Amitriptyline hydrochloride
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions for Amitriptyline hydrochloride
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 313.86. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||3.19 mL||15.93 mL||31.86 mL|
|5 mM||0.64 mL||3.19 mL||6.37 mL|
|10 mM||0.32 mL||1.59 mL||3.19 mL|
|50 mM||0.06 mL||0.32 mL||0.64 mL|
Product Datasheets for Amitriptyline hydrochloride
References for Amitriptyline hydrochloride
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Merck Index 12 85
Sanchez and Hyttel (1999) Comparison of the effects of antidepressants and their metabolites on reuptake of biogenic amines and on receptor binding. Cell.Mol.Neurobiol. 19 467 PMID: 10379421
Ghelardini et al (2000) Antinociception induced by amitript. and imipr. is mediated by α2A-adrenoceptors. Jpn.J.Pharmacol. 82 130 PMID: 10877531
Sawynok et al (2001) Antidepressants as analgesics: an overview of central and peripheral mechanisms of action. J.Psychiatry Neurosci. 26 21 PMID: 11212590
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5-HT Receptors Scientific Review
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