DREADD agonist 21
Potent muscarinic DREADD agonist (pEC50 values are 8.91, 8.48 and 7.77 for hM1Dq, hM3Dq and hM4Di in vitro, respectively). Exhibits > 10-fold higher affinity for hM1Dq and hM4Di compared to wild type receptors. Also displays little to no activity at wild type M3 receptors. Activates neurons expressing hM3Dq DREADDS and inhibits activity in neurons expressing hM4Di in vivo. Displays excellent brain permeability. Water soluble salt also available, DREADD agonist 21 hydrochloride (Cat. No. 6422).
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Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 278.35. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent 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||3.59 mL||17.96 mL||35.93 mL|
|5 mM||0.72 mL||3.59 mL||7.19 mL|
|10 mM||0.36 mL||1.8 mL||3.59 mL|
|50 mM||0.07 mL||0.36 mL||0.72 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Chen et al (2015) The first structure-activity relationship studies for designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs. ACS Chem.Neurosci. 18 476 PMID: 25587888
Thompson et al (2018) DREADD agonist 21 (C21) is an effective agonist for muscarinic-based DREADDs in vitro and in vivo. ACS Pharmacol.Transl.Sci.
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Chemogenetics Research Bulletin
Produced by Tocris, the chemogenetics research bulletin provides an introduction to chemogenetic methods to manipulate neuronal activity. It outlines the development of RASSLs, DREADDs and PSAMs, and the use of chemogenetic compounds. DREADD ligands and PSEMs available from Tocris are highlighted.