Invertebrate biogenic amine neurotransmitter, related to noradrenalin, that is an adrenoceptor agonist. Stimulates lipolysis in mammalian adipocytes via activation of β3 receptors. Has dual effect on glucose transport in adipocytes: inhibits transport via β3 receptor activation but stimulates transport when oxidized by MAO. Also activates human α2A receptors, inhibiting subsequent cAMP production.
|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 189.64. 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||5.27 mL||26.37 mL||52.73 mL|
|5 mM||1.05 mL||5.27 mL||10.55 mL|
|10 mM||0.53 mL||2.64 mL||5.27 mL|
|50 mM||0.11 mL||0.53 mL||1.05 mL|
References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Airriess et al (1997) Selective inhibition of adenylyl cyclase by octopamine via a human cloned α2A-adrenoceptor. Br.J.Pharmacol. 122 191 PMID: 9313925
Roeder (1999) Octopamine in invertebrates. Prog.Neurobiol. 59 533 PMID: 10515667
Visentin et al (2001) Dual action of octopamine on glucose transport into adipocytes: inhibition via β3-adrenoceptor activation and stimulation via oxidation by amine oxidases. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 299 96 PMID: 11561068
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