Potent inhibitor of vesicular monoamine uptake; depletes stores of dopamine, serotonin and noradrenalin. Binds with high affinity (IC50= 3.2 nM) to vesicular monoamine transporter (VMAT) in chromaffin granule membranes and displays higher affinity for VMAT2 than VMAT1. Also reported to block dopamine receptors. Causes behavioral depression; inhibits locomotor activity and produces hypothermia upon systemic administration in rats and mice.
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Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 317.2. 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||3.15 mL||15.76 mL||31.53 mL|
|5 mM||0.63 mL||3.15 mL||6.31 mL|
|10 mM||0.32 mL||1.58 mL||3.15 mL|
|50 mM||0.06 mL||0.32 mL||0.63 mL|
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Reches et al (1983) Tetrabenazine, an amine-depleting drug, also blocks dopamine receptors in rat brain. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther 225 515 PMID: 6864517
Pettibone et al (1984) Tetrabenazine-induced depletion of brain monoamines: characterisation and interaction with selected antidepressants. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 102 425 PMID: 6489435
Peter et al (1996) Chimeric vesicular monoamine transporters identify structural domains that influence substrate affinity and sensitivity to tetrabenazine. J.Biol.Chem. 271 2979 PMID: 8621690
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