Catalog Number: 1390
Chemical Name: (1R,5S)-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexahydro-1,5-methano-8H-pyrido[1,2-a][1,5]diazocin-8-one
Biological Activity
A potent, selective agonist at neuronal nicotinic receptors. Acts as a partial agonist at β2-containing nicotinic receptors.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in water
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    Desiccate at RT
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Background References
  1. Localization of nicotinic cholinergic receptors in rat brain: autoradiographic studies with [3H]cytisine.
    Happe et al.
    Neuroscience, 1994;62:929
  2. Behavioural and pharmacokinetic studies on nicotine, cytisine and lobeline.
    Reavill et al.
    Neuropharmacology, 1990;29:619
  3. Partial agonist properties of cytisine on neuronal nicotinic receptors containing the β2 subunit.
    Papke et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 1994;45:142

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for (-)-Cytisine include:

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  1. Cytisine induces autonomic cardiovascular responses via activations of different nicotinic receptors.
    Authors: Li Et al.
    Auton Neurosci
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