Psychostimulant that displays neuroprotective and antiparkinsonian activity in a primate model of Parkinson's disease. Promotes vigilence and wakefulness without the central and peripheral side effects associated with conventional dopaminergic psychostimulants. Mechanism of action is not fully understood, possibly via modulation of catecholamine/GABAergic neurotransmission.
|Storage||Store at +4°C|
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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 273.35. 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||3.66 mL||18.29 mL||36.58 mL|
|5 mM||0.73 mL||3.66 mL||7.32 mL|
|10 mM||0.37 mL||1.83 mL||3.66 mL|
|50 mM||0.07 mL||0.37 mL||0.73 mL|
References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Ferraro et al (1997) Modafinil: an antinarcoleptic drug with a different neurochemical profile to d-amphetamine and dopamine uptake blockers. Biol.Psychiatry 42 1181 PMID: 9426889
Jenner et al (2000) Antiparkinsonian and neuroprotective effects of modafinil in the mtpt-treated common marmoset. Exp.Brain Res. 133 178 PMID: 10968218
Madras et al (2006) Modafinil occupies dopamine and norepinephrine transporters in vivo and modulates the transporters and trace amine activity in vitro. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 319 561 PMID: 16885432
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Major depressive disorder is characterized by depressed mood and a loss of interest and/or pleasure. Updated in 2015 this poster highlights presynaptic and postsynaptic targets for the potential treatment of major depressive disorder, as well as outlining the pharmacology of currently approved antidepressant drugs.