Antidepressant agent; potent 5-HT2, 5-HT3 and histamine H1 receptor antagonist and moderately potent α2-adrenoceptor antagonist (pKi values are 8.05, ~ 8.1, 9.3 and 6.95 respectively). Enhances noradrenalin (NA) release in rat brain via inhibition of α2-adrenergic autoreceptors and displays only weak affinity for monoamine transporters (pKi values are 5.6, < 5 and < 5.1 for inhibition of NA, dopamine and 5-HT uptake respectively). Increases hippocampal NA and 5-HT levels in rats following systemic administration in vivo.
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|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||3.77 mL||18.84 mL||37.68 mL|
|5 mM||0.75 mL||3.77 mL||7.54 mL|
|10 mM||0.38 mL||1.88 mL||3.77 mL|
|50 mM||0.08 mL||0.38 mL||0.75 mL|
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
de Boer et al (1988) Neurochemical and autonomic pharmacological profiles of the 6-aza-analogue of mianserin, ORG 3770 and its enantiomers. Neuropharmacology 27 399 PMID: 3419539
Kooyman et al (1994) Interaction between enantiomers of mianserin and ORG3770 at 5-HT3 receptors in cultured mouse neuroblastoma cells. Neuropharmacology 33 501 PMID: 7984289
de Boer et al (1996) Differences in modulation of noradrenergic and serotonergic transmission by the alpha-2 adrenoceptor antagonists, mirtazepine, mianserin and idazoxan. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 277 852 PMID: 8627567
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Keywords: Potent 5-HT3 antagonists 5-HT2 H1 α2-adrenoceptor alpha2-adrenoceptor a2-adrenoceptor α2-Adrenergic alpha2-Adrenergic a2-adrenergic Antidepressant Serotonin Receptors Non-Selective Histamine histaminergic Org3770 Org 3770 6-Azamianserin Non-selective 5-HT2
2 Citations for Mirtazapine
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Otvos et al (2015) Development of Plate Reader and On-Line Microfluidic Screening to Identify Ligands of the 5-Hydroxytryptamine Binding Protein in Venoms. Cancer Res 7 2336 PMID: 26114334
Midkiff et al (2011) Small molecule inhibitors of the Candida albicans budded-to-hyphal transition act through multiple signaling pathways. PLoS One 6 e25395 PMID: 21966518
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5-HT Receptors Scientific Review
Written by Nicholas M. Barnes and John F. Neumaier, this review summarizes the various serotonin receptor subtypes and their importance in mediating the role of serotonin in numerous physiological and pharmacological processes. Compounds available from Tocris are listed.