Serotonin and noradrenalin re-uptake inhibitor (SNRI) that is metabolized to desipramine. Produces inhibition of liver tryptophan pyrollase activity in vitro and displays antidepressant properties in vivo.
|Storage||Store at +4°C|
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 418.97. 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||2.39 mL||11.93 mL||23.87 mL|
|5 mM||0.48 mL||2.39 mL||4.77 mL|
|10 mM||0.24 mL||1.19 mL||2.39 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.24 mL||0.48 mL|
References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Leonard (1987) A comparison of the pharmacological properties of the novel tricyclic antidepressant lofepramine with its major metabolite, desipramine: a review. Int.Clin.Psychopharmacol. 2 281 PMID: 2891742
Badawy et al (1991) The effects of lofepramine and desmethylimipramine on tryptophan metabolism and disposition in the rat Biochem.Pharmacol. 42 921 PMID: 1867646
Kelly and Leonard (1999) An investigation of the antidepressant properties of lofepramine and its desmethylated metabolites in the forced swim and olfactory bulbectomized rat models of depression. Eur.Neuropsychopharmacol. 9 101 PMID: 10082234
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