Ro 19-4603

Discontinued Product

Ro 19-4603 (Cat. No. 1995) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Description: Benzodiazepine inverse agonist
Chemical Name: 5,6-Dihydro-5-methyl-6-oxo-4H-imidazo[1,5-a]thieno[2,3-f][1,4]diazepine-3-carboxylic acid 1,1-dimethylethyl ester
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for Ro 19-4603

Benzodiazepine inverse agonist. Binds with high affinity to both diazepam-sensitive (DS) and diazepam-insensitive (DI) GABAA receptors (Ki values are ~ 0.2 and ~ 2.6 nM for DS and DI receptors respectively). Antagonizes effects of ethanol on locomotor behavior and suppresses ethanol intake in alcohol-preferring rats.

Technical Data for Ro 19-4603

M. Wt 319.38
Formula C15H17N3O3S
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 99632-94-7
PubChem ID 127382
Smiles CN1CC2=C(N=CN2C2=C(SC=C2)C1=O)C(=O)OC(C)(C)C

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Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.

References for Ro 19-4603

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

Wong and Skolnick (1992) High affinity ligands for 'D.pam-insensitive' benzodiazepine receptors. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 225 63 PMID: 1311690

June et al (1995) Effects of the benzodiazepine inverse agonist RO19-4603 on the maintenance of tolerance to a single dose of ethanol. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 274 1105 PMID: 7562476

June et al (1998) The novel benzodiazepine inverse agonist RO19-4603 antagonises ethanol motivated behaviours: neuropharmacological studies. Brain Res. 784 256 PMID: 9518641

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