Catalog Number: 0996
Chemical Name: 4-(5H-Dibenzo[a,d]cyclohepten-5-ylidine)-methylpiperidine hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Non-selective 5HT2 antagonist, migraine prophylactic. Also SETD7/9 inhibitor (IC50 = 1μM). Decreases expression and increases degradation of estrogen receptor (ER) α in breast tumor MCF7 cells. Inhibits growth of MCF7 xenografts in mice.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Inhibitory 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors involved in pressor effects obtained by stimulation of sympathetic outflow from spinal cord in pithed rats.
    Moran et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 1994;113:1358
  2. VII. International Union of Pharmacology classification of receptors for 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin).
    Hoyer et al.
    Pharmacol.Rev., 1994;46:157
  3. Identification of cyproheptadine as an inhibitor of SET domain containing lysine methyltransferase 7/9 (Set7/9) that regulates estrogen-dependent transcription.
    Takemoto et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2016;59:3650

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Cyproheptadine hydrochloride include:

Showing Results 1 - 2 of 2

  1. Recovery of motoneuron and locomotor function after spinal cord injury depends on constitutive activity in 5-HT2C receptors.
    Authors: Murray Et al.
    Nat Med
  2. Locomotion after spinal cord injury depends on constitutive activity in serotonin receptors.
    Authors: Fouad Et al.
    J Neurophysiol
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