6-Hydroxydopamine hydrobromide

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6-Hydroxydopamine hydrobromide | CAS No. 636-00-0 | Additional Dopaminergic-related Products
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Description: Selective catecholaminergic neurotoxin
Alternative Names: 6-OHDA

Chemical Name: 5-(2-Aminoethyl)-1,2,4-benzenetriol hydrobromide

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6-Hydroxydopamine hydrobromide is a selective catecholaminergic neurotoxin. Depletes brain catecholamine levels via uptake and accumulation by a transport mechanism specific to these neurons. Causes almost complete destruction of nigral dopaminergic neurons and their striatal terminals when injected into the substantia nigra of rats, producing an animal model of Parkinson's disease.

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Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
Store at -20°C

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Works well
By Anonymous on 06/15/2020
Application: Species: Mouse

3-4 mg/ml

PMID: 31340159

Great neurotoxic effects in dopaminergic neurons
By Luiz Alexandre Magno on 07/03/2018
Application: Species: Mouse

I used the 6-Hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) to deplete dopaminergic cells from the mouse brain, which is largely used as an experimental model of Parkinson's Disease. The 6-OHDA was injected into the mouse striatum and 21 days later we observed that the dopaminergic neurons (positive for tyrosine hydroxylase immunofluorescence) were almost absent in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) from the 6-OHDA injected hemisphere (on the left). As a control for analytical comparisons, we also injected PBS into the contralateral hemisphere (on the right). When this neurotoxin is injected into striatum, as in this case, there is only a slight depletion of dopaminergic neurons from the ventral tegmental area (the region located into the middle of the image). The animals injected with 6-OHDA display several motor dysfunctions and are used to study the pathology and therapies for Parkinsonian symptoms.


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