Catalog Number: 1133
Chemical Name: 2-[(4,5-Dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methyl]-2,3-dihydro-1-methyl-1H-isoindole maleate
Biological Activity
Selective α2A-adrenoceptor antagonist (Ki = 1.7 nM and 144.5 nM at α2A and α2B-adrenergic receptors respectively). Increases hippocampal noradrenalin release following systemic administration. Also available as part of the α2-Adrenoceptor Tocriset™.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in water
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    Desiccate at -20°C
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Sold with the permission of GlaxoSmithKline
Background References
  1. α2A-But not α2B/C-adrenoceptors modulate noradrenaline release in rat locus coeruleus: voltammetric data.
    Callado et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1999;366:35
  2. α2C-adrenoceptors mediate contractile responses to noradrenaline in the human saphenous vein.
    Gavin et al.
    Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch.Pharmacol., 1997;355:406
  3. Subtype-specificity of the presynaptic α2-adrenoceptors modulating hippocampal norepinephrine release in rat.
    Kiss et al.
    Brain Res., 1995;674:238
  4. Novel α2-adrenoceptor antagonists show selectivity for α2A- and α2B-adrenoceptor subtypes.
    Young et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1989;168:381

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for BRL 44408 maleate include:

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  1. Alpha-2 adrenergic stimulation triggers Achilles tenocyte hypercellularity: Comparison between two model systems.
    Authors: Backman Et al.
    Scand J Med Sci Sports
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