Catalog Number: 0884
Chemical Name: (±)-trans-10,11-Dihydroxy-5,6,6a,7,8,12b-hexahydrobenzo[a]phenanthridine hydrochloride
Biological Activity
A potent, full efficacy dopamine D1 agonist which shows no agonist activity at peripheral D2 receptors or adrenoceptors at doses which cause maximal stimulation of D1 sites. The compound appears to be fully bioavailable in brain and exhibits profound antiparkinsonism effects in vivo.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 10 mM in water and to 50 mM in DMSO
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  • Storage:
    Desiccate at +4°C
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Licensing Caveats:
Sold under license, US Patent 5,047,536
Background References
  1. Trans-10,11-dihydroxy-5,6,6a,7,8,12b-hexahydrobenzo[a]phenanthridine: a highly potent selective dopamine D1 full agonist.
    Brewster et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1990;33:1756
  2. Dihydrexidine: a new potent peripheral dopamine D1 receptor agonist.
    Kholi et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1993;235:31
  3. Dihydrexidine, a novel selective high potency, full dopamine D-1 receptor agonist.
    Lovenberg et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1989;166:111
  4. Dihydrexidine, a full dopamine D1 agonist, reduces MPTP-induced parkinsonism in monkeys.
    Taylor et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1991;199:389

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

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  1. Microplate-based screening for small molecule inhibitors of neuropilin-2/vascular endothelial growth factor-C interactions.
    Authors: Parker and Kooi
    J Neurosci
  2. CODA-RET reveals functional selectivity as a result of GPCR heteromerization.
    Authors: Urizar Et al.
    Anal Biochem
  3. Dopaminergic stimulation of local protein synthesis enhances surface expression of GluR1 and synaptic transmission in hippocampal neurons.
    Authors: Smith Et al.
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