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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 (4)
Reviews (1)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for Reserpine

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 for Reserpine

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 for Reserpine

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

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.1 mM 16.43 mL 82.14 mL 164.29 mL
0.5 mM 3.29 mL 16.43 mL 32.86 mL
1 mM 1.64 mL 8.21 mL 16.43 mL
5 mM 0.33 mL 1.64 mL 3.29 mL

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References for Reserpine

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

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 rese. 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 rese. on DA transporter function. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 456 39 PMID: 12450567

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4 Citations for Reserpine

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

Njagi et al (2010) Electrochemical quantification of serotonin in the live embryonic zebrafish intestine. Anal Chem 82 1822 PMID: 20148518

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

Prado et al (2012) Stimulation of DA 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

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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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