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Potent, highly selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist (Ki values are 1.08 and 1750 nM for α2- and α1-adrenoceptors respectively). Displays greater selectivity over α1-adrenoceptors than clonidine and UK 14,304 (1620-, 220- and 300-fold respectively). Inhibits twitch response in electrically stimulated mouse vas deferens (pD2 = 9.0). Active in vivo; displays hypotensive, bradycardic, sedative, anxiolytic, hypothermic and analgesic effects.
Active Isomer also available.
|Storage||Desiccate at RT|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 236.74. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree 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||4.22 mL||21.12 mL||42.24 mL|
|5 mM||0.84 mL||4.22 mL||8.45 mL|
|10 mM||0.42 mL||2.11 mL||4.22 mL|
|50 mM||0.08 mL||0.42 mL||0.84 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Savola et al (1986) Evidence for medetomidine as a selective and potent agonist at alpha 2-adrenoceptors. J.Aut.Pharmacol. 6 275 PMID: 2880852
Virtanen et al (1988) Characterization of the selectivity, specificity and potency of medetomidine as an α2-adrenoceptor agonist. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 150 9 PMID: 2900154
Scheinin et al (1989) Medetomidine - a novel α2-adrenoceptor agonist: a review of its pharmacodynamic effects. Prog.Neuro-Psychopharm.Biol.Psychiat. 13 635 PMID: 2571177
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Furuta et al (2009) Role of alpha2-adrenoceptors and glutamate mechanisms in the external urethral sphincter continence reflex in rats. J.Urol. 181 1467 PMID: 19157445
Moura et al (2006) Alpha2-adrenoceptor subtypes involved in the regulation of catecholamine release from the adrenal medulla of mice. Br J Pharmacol 149 1049 PMID: 17075569
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