Non-competitive nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist. Displays antidepressant-like effects in mice.
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|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||4.91 mL||24.54 mL||49.08 mL|
|5 mM||0.98 mL||4.91 mL||9.82 mL|
|10 mM||0.49 mL||2.45 mL||4.91 mL|
|50 mM||0.1 mL||0.49 mL||0.98 mL|
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Ostroumov et al (2007) Modeling study of mecamylamine block of muscle type acetylcholine receptors. Eur.Biophys.J. 37 393 PMID: 17938901
Rabenstein et al (2006) The nicotinic antagonist mecamylamine has antidepressant-like effects in wild-type but not β2- or α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit knockout mice. Psychopharmacol. 189 395 PMID:
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Keywords: Non-competitive nicotinic receptors antagonists Acetylcholine Non-Selective Subtypes nAChR Nicotinic Receptors (Non-selective)
15 Citations for Mecamylamine hydrochloride
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Mecamylamine hydrochloride include:
Assous (2017) Differential processing of thalamic information via distinct striatal interneuron circuits. Nat Commun 8 15860 PMID: 28604688
Kam et al (2016) Interictal spikes during sleep are an early defect in the Tg2576 mouse model of β-amyloid neuropathology. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 6 20119 PMID: 26818394
Herman et al (2016) A cholinergic basal forebrain feeding circuit modulates appetite suppression Nature 538 253 PMID: 27698417
Mamaligas et al (2016) Nicotinic and opioid receptor regulation of striatal dopamine D2-receptor mediated transmission Scientific Reports 6 37834 PMID: 27886263
Stouffer et al (2015) Insulin enhances striatal dopamine release by activating cholinergic interneurons and thereby signals reward. Nat Commun 6 8543 PMID: 26503322
Bryant et al (2015) Cholinergic control of γ power in the midbrain spatial attention network. Elife 35 761 PMID: 25589769
Saunders et al (2015) Corelease of acetylcholine and GABA from cholinergic forebrain neurons. Sci Rep 4 PMID: 25723967
Shin et al (2015) Muscarinic regulation of dopamine and glutamate transmission in the nucleus accumbens. J Neurophysiol 112 8124 PMID: 26080439
Leão et al (2015) Interconnection and synchronization of neuronal populations in the mouse medial septum/diagonal band of Broca. J Neurosci 113 971 PMID: 25392162
Liu et al (2015) Muscarinic receptors modulate dendrodendritic inhibitory synapses to sculpt glomerular output. Front Cell Neurosci 35 5680 PMID: 25855181
Elgueta et al (2015) Acetylcholine induces GABA release onto rod bipolar cells through heteromeric nicotinic receptors expressed in A17 amacrine cells. PLoS One 9 6 PMID: 25709566
Falgairolle and O'Donovan (2015) Pharmacological Investigation of Fluoro-Gold Entry into Spinal Neurons. Eur J Neurosci 10 e0131430 PMID: 26102354
Costello et al (2014) Comparison of the reinforcing properties of nicotine and cigarette smoke extract in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology 39 1843 PMID: 24513971
Higley et al (2011) Cholinergic interneurons mediate fast VGluT3-dependent glutamatergic transmission in the striatum. PLoS One 6 e19155 PMID: 21544206
Zhang et al (2011) Desensitization of alpha7 nicotinic receptor is governed by coupling strength relative to gate tightness. J Biol Chem 286 25331 PMID: 21610071
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