Catalog Number: 1218
Chemical Name: N-Pentanoyl-2-benzyltryptamine
Biological Activity
A relatively potent MT2 melatonin receptor antagonist (pKi value = 8.03), displaying 89- and 229-fold selectivity over MT1 and GPR50 (melatonin-related orphan receptor) respectively.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
  • Storage:
    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Molecular and pharmacological evidence for MT1 melatonin receptor subtype in the tail artery of juvenile Wistar rats.
    Ting et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 1999;127:987
  2. Comparison of the relationships of melatonin receptor agonists and antagonists; lengthening the N-acyl side chain has differing effects on potency on Xenopus melanophores.
    Teh and Sugden
    Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch.Pharmacol., 1998;358:522

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for DH 97 include:

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  1. Melatonin inhibits tachykinin NK2 receptor-triggered 5-HT release from guinea pig isolated colonic mucosa.
    Authors: Kojima Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol
  2. Melatonin-induced calcium signaling in clusters of human and rat duodenal enterocytes.
    Authors: Sjöblom Et al.
    BMC Neurosci
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