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Biological Activity for DFB
DFB is a novel allosteric potentiator of the metabotropic glutamate receptor mGlu5. Devoid of agonist activity itself, but potentiates (3 - 6-fold) the action of agonists at mGlu5 without any effect at other mGlu subtypes (EC50 for potentiation = 2 - 5.3 μM).
Technical Data for DFB
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References for DFB
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
O'Brien et al (2003) A family of highly selective allosteric modulators of the metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5. Mol.Pharmacol. 64 731 PMID: 12920211
Zhang et al (2005) Allosteric potentiators of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 have differential effects on different signaling pathways in cortical astrocytes. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 315 1212 PMID: 16135701
Williams et al (2002) DFB, an allosteric potentiator of mGluR5 4th International Meeting on Metabotropic Glutamat
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1 Citation for DFB
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for DFB include:
Chen et al (2011) mGluR5 positive modulators both potentiate activation and restore inhibition in NMDA receptors by PKC dependent pathway. J Biomed Sci 18 19 PMID: 21342491
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