Orally active, subtype-selective partial agonist at α4β2 nicotinic receptors (Ki values are 0.06, 240, 322 and 3540 nM for α4β2, α3β4, α7, α1βγδ receptors respectively). Reduces nicotine-evoked dopamine release in vitro and decreases nicotine self-administration in vivo.
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|Storage||Desiccate at RT|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 361.37. 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||2.77 mL||13.84 mL||27.67 mL|
|5 mM||0.55 mL||2.77 mL||5.53 mL|
|10 mM||0.28 mL||1.38 mL||2.77 mL|
|50 mM||0.06 mL||0.28 mL||0.55 mL|
References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Coe et al (2005) Varenicline: an α4β2 nicotinic receptor partial agonist for smoking cessation. J.Med.Chem. 48 3474 PMID: 15887955
Rollema et al (2007) Pharmacological profile of the α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist varenicline, an effective smoking cessation aid. Neuropharmacology 52 985 PMID: 17157884
Rollema et al (2009) Preclinical pharmacology of the α4β2 nAChR partial agonist varenicline related to effects on reward, mood and cognition. Biochem.Pharmacol. 78 813 PMID: 19501054
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2 Citations for Varenicline tartrate
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Kuryatov et al (2013) Chemical chaperones exceed the chaperone effects of RIC-3 in promoting assembly of functional α7 AChRs. Sci Rep 8 e62246 PMID: 23638015
Price et al (2015) Varenicline Interactions at the 5-HT3 Receptor Ligand Binding Site are Revealed by 5-HTBP. PLoS One 6 1151 PMID: 25648658
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