Dexfenfluramine hydrochloride

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Description: 5-HT reuptake inhibitor; also stimulates 5-HT release
Alternative Names: (+)-Fenfluramine
Chemical Name: (S)-N-Ethyl-α-methyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzeneethanamine hydrochloride
Purity: ≥95% (HPLC)
Citations (4)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for Dexfenfluramine hydrochloride

Indirectly agonizes serotonin receptors via inhibition of 5-HT re-uptake and stimulation of 5-HT release. Anorectic agent; decreases growth hormone, insulin, leptin, fat mass, lean mass and increases ghrelin in diet-switched diet-induced obese mice.

Technical Data for Dexfenfluramine hydrochloride

M. Wt 267.72
Formula C12H16F3N.HCl
Storage Desiccate at RT
Purity ≥95% (HPLC)
CAS Number 3239-45-0
PubChem ID 66264
Smiles C[C@H](NCC)CC1=CC=CC(C(F)(F)F)=C1.Cl

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Solubility Data for Dexfenfluramine hydrochloride

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 26.77 100
DMSO 26.77 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.74 mL 18.68 mL 37.35 mL
5 mM 0.75 mL 3.74 mL 7.47 mL
10 mM 0.37 mL 1.87 mL 3.74 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.37 mL 0.75 mL

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References for Dexfenfluramine hydrochloride

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Caccia et al (1997) Neuropharmacological effects of low and high doses of repeated oral dexfenfluramine in rats: a comparison with fluox. Pharmacol.Biochem.Behav. 57 851 PMID: 9259015

Higgins et al (2001) Influence of the 5-HT2C receptor antagonist SB242,084 on behaviour produced by the 5-HT2 agonist Ro60-0175 and the indirect 5-HT agonist dexfenfluramine. Br.J.Pharmacol. 133 459 PMID: 11399662

Bush et al (2006) Chronic treatment with either dexfenfluramine or sibutr. in diet-switched diet-induced obese mice. Endocrine 29 375 PMID: 16785615

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4 Citations for Dexfenfluramine hydrochloride

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Dexfenfluramine hydrochloride include:

Rodríguez-Muñoz et al (2018) Fenfluramine diminishes NMDA receptor-mediated seizures via its mixed activity at serotonin 5HT2A and type 1 sigma receptors. Oncotarget 9 23373 PMID: 29805740

Lyons et al (2016) Serotonin and Antidepressant SSRIs Inhibit Rat Neuroendocrine DA Neurons: Parallel Actions in the Lactotrophic Axis The journal of Neuroscience 36 7392 PMID: 27413150

Kiyasova et al (2011) A genetically defined morphologically and functionally unique subset of 5-HT neurons in the mouse raphe nuclei. J Neurosci 31 2756 PMID: 21414898

Banas et al (2011) Deconstructing antiobesity compound action: requirement of serotonin 5-HT2B receptors for dexfenfluramine anorectic effects. Neuropsychopharmacology 36 423 PMID: 20927048

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Literature in this Area

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5-HT Receptors Scientific Review

5-HT Receptors Scientific Review

Written by Nicholas M. Barnes and John F. Neumaier, this review summarizes the various serotonin receptor subtypes and their importance in mediating the role of serotonin in numerous physiological and pharmacological processes. Compounds available from Tocris are listed.