Catalog Number: 3548
Chemical Name: 3,4-Dihydroxyphenethylamine hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Endogenous neurotransmitter that acts as an agonist at dopamine D1-5 receptors. Synthesized in the substantia nigra and ventral tegmental area, and is a precursor in noradrenalin and adrenalin biosynthesis. Caged dopamine is also available (Cat. No 3992).
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
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  • Storage:
    Store at -20°C
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The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis. All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
Background References
  1. Novel insights into dopamine receptor pharmacology.
    Rivonello et al.
    Eur.J.Endocrinol., 2007;156:S13
  2. Role of dopamine in the motivational and cognitive control of behavior.
    Neuroscientist, 2008;14:381
  3. Prolactin and dopamine: what is the connection? A review article.
    Fitzgerald and Dinan
    J.Psychopharmacol., 2008;22:S12
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