Catalog Number: 2749
Alternate Names: d-Medetomidine hydrochloride
Chemical Name: 4-[(1S)-1-(2,3-Dimethylphenyl)ethyl]-1H-imidazole hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Active isomer of medetomidine (Cat.No. 5160), a potent, highly selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist (Ki values are 1.08 and 1750 nM for α2- and α1-adrenoceptors respectively). Displays greater selectivity over α1-adrenoceptors than clonidine and UK 14,304 (1620-, 220- and 300-fold respectively). Active in vivo; displays hypotensive, bradycardic, sedative, anxiolytic, hypothermic and analgesic effects.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at RT
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Background References
  1. Characterization of the selectivity, specificity and potency of medetomidine as an α2-adrenoceptor agonist.
    Virtanen et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1988;150:9
  2. Antinociceptive properties of intrathecal dexmedetomidine in rats.
    Fisher et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1991;192:221
  3. Medetomidine - a novel α2-adrenoceptor agonist: a review of its pharmacodynamic effects.
    Scheinin et al.
    Prog.Neuro-Psychopharm.Biol.Psychiat., 1989;13:635

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

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  1. Corneal Anesthesia With Site 1 Sodium Channel Blockers and Dexmedetomidine.
    Authors: McAlvin Et al.
    J Inflamm (Lond)
  2. Dexmedetomidine-induced sedation does not mimic the neurobehavioral phenotypes of sleep in Sprague Dawley rat.
    Authors: Garrity Et al.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci
  3. Sedative drug modulates T-cell and lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 function.
    Authors: Yuki Et al.
    Anesth Analg
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