BU 224 hydrochloride

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BU 224 hydrochloride | CAS No. 205437-64-5 | Imidazoline 2 (I2) Receptor Ligands
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Description: Potent, selective I2 ligand. Putative antagonist

Chemical Name: 2-(4,5-Dihydroimidazol-2-yl)quinoline hydrochloride

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Citations (2)

Biological Activity

BU 224 hydrochloride is a high affinity ligand for the imidazoline I2 binding site (Ki = 2.1 nM). Putative I2 antagonist; antagonizes the effects of imidazoline ligands on morphine antinociception. Produces ipsiversive rotational behavior in rats with a full 6-OHDA lesion of the nigrostriatal tract.

Technical Data

Soluble to 10 mM in DMSO
Desiccate at RT

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Background References

  1. High-throughput genotoxicity assay identifies antioxidants as inducers of DNA damage response and cell death.
    Fox JT, Sakamuru S, Huang R
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2012;109(14):5423-8.
  2. Locomotor effects of imidazoline I2-site-specific ligands and monoamine oxidase inhibitors in rats with a unilateral 6-hydroxyDA lesion of the nigrostriatal pathway.
    MacInnes and Dut
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 2004;143:952
  3. Novel selective compounds for the investigation of imidazoline receptors.
    Hudson et al.
    Ann.N.Y.Acad.Sci., 1999;881:81
  4. Affinity and selectivity of BU224 and BU239 for rabbit brain non-adrenoceptor idazoxan binding sites (I2) sites).
    Hudson et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 1994;112:320P
  5. Activation of I2-imidazoline receptors enhances supraspinal mor. analgesia in mice: a model to detect agonist and antagonist activities at these receptors.
    Sanchez-Blasquez et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 2000;130:146

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