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Cat.No. 2742 - Reserpine | C33H40N2O9 | CAS No. 50-55-5
Description: Inhibitor of vesicular monoamine transport
Chemical Name: (3β,16β,17α,18β,20α)-11,17-Dimethoxy-18-[(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoyl)oxy]yohimban-16-carboxylic acid methyl ester
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Citations (3)
Reviews (1)

Biological Activity

Binds the vesicular monoamine transporter (VMAT2) and inhibits transport of biogenic amines into adrenal chromaffin granules and synaptic vesicles. Causes depletion of biogenic amine stores. Antihypertensive and antipsychotic.

Technical Data

M. Wt 608.68
Formula C33H40N2O9
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 50-55-5
PubChem ID 5770
Smiles [H][C@@](N4CC3)(C[C@@]([C@H]([C@@](OC)=O)[C@@H](OC)[C@H](OC(C6=CC(OC)=C(OC)C(OC)=C6)=O)C5)([H])[C@@]5([H])C4)C2=C3C1=C(N2)C=C(OC)C=C1

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 6.09 10

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 608.68. 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 1.64 mL 8.21 mL 16.43 mL
5 mM 0.33 mL 1.64 mL 3.29 mL
10 mM 0.16 mL 0.82 mL 1.64 mL
50 mM 0.03 mL 0.16 mL 0.33 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Schuldiner et al (1993) Reserpine binding to a vesicular amine transporter expressed in chinese hamster ovary fibroblasts. J.Biol.Chem. 268 29 PMID: 8416935

Heslop and Curzon (1999) Effect of reserpine on behavioural responses to agonists at 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, 5-HT2A, and 5-HT2C receptor subtypes. Neuropharmacology 38 883 PMID: 10465692

Metzger et al (2002) Inhibitory effect of reserpine on dopamine transporter function. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 456 39 PMID: 12450567

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3 Citations for Reserpine

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Reserpine include:

Prado et al (2012) Stimulation of dopamine receptor D5 expressed on dendritic cells potentiates Th17-mediated immunity. Cell Tissue Res 188 3062 PMID: 22379034

Berrios et al (2016) Loss of UBE3A from TH-expressing neurons suppresses GABA co-release and enhances VTA-NAc optical self-stimulation. Neuropsychopharmacology 7 10702 PMID: 26869263

Czysz et al (2015) Lateral diffusion of Gαs in the plasma membrane is decreased after chronic but not acute antidepressant treatment: role of lipid raft and non-raft membrane microdomains. J Immunol 40 766 PMID: 25249058

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Reserpine as a VMAT bloker to depleted the endogenous DA in mouse striatum
By Benoit Delignat-Lavaud on 01/04/2018
Assay Type: Ex Vivo
Species: Mouse
Cell Line/Tissue: striatum slices

This product work super fine in electrophysiology for blocking the VMAT. We currently use it at the concentration of 5 µM in normal ACSF.

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