Chemical Name: (S)-1-Methyl-5-(3-pyridinyl)-2-pyrrolidinone
Biological ActivityMajor metabolite of nicotine. Shown to activate a subpopulation of α3/α6β2 nAChRs in monkey striatum. Displays cognition-enhancing effects in vivo; reduces amyloid β (Aβ) aggregation and improves memory in an Alzheimer's disease mouse model.
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The potential role of cotinine in the cognitive and neuroprotective actions of nicotine.
Buccafusco and Terry
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Cotinine, a neuroactive metabolite of nicotine: potential for treating disorders of impaired cognition.
Terry et al.
CNS Drug Rev., 2005;11:229
Cotinine reduces amyloid-β aggregation and improves memory in Alzheimer's disease mice.
Echeverria et al.
J.Alzheimers Dis., 2011;23:1
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