RuBi-caged version of serotonin (Cat. No. 3547). Excited by visible wavelengths (450 nm). Has no effect on firing of pyramidal neurons in mice; uncaging with blue light alters firing rate of COM and CPn neurons, which is blocked by MDL 100907 (Cat. No. 4173).
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All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
Please refer to these solubility guidelines for RuBi-5-HT (Cat. No. 3856).
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Zayat et al (2006) Ruthenium(II) bipyridyl complexes as photolabile caging groups for amines. Inorg. Chem. 45 1728 PMID: 16471986
Cabrera et al (2017) A visible-light-sensitive caged serotonin. ACS Chem.Neurosci. 8 1036 PMID: 28460173
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Baj et al (2012) Physical exercise and antidepressants enhance BDNF targeting in hippocampal CA3 dendrites: further evidence of a spatial code for BDNF splice variants. Neuropsychopharmacology 37 1600 PMID: 22318196
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5-HT Receptors Scientific Review
Written by Nicholas M. Barnes and John F. Neumaier, this review summarizes the various serotonin receptor subtypes and their importance in mediating the role of serotonin in numerous physiological and pharmacological processes. Compounds available from Tocris are listed.
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.