Catalog Number: 0792
Chemical Name: 2-(2-Ethyl-2,3-dihydro-2-benzofuranyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazole hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Potent, highly selective α2 adrenoceptor antagonist and imidazoline I1 receptor ligand (pKi values are 7.87, 7.42, 5.74, 7.28 and < 5 for α 2A, α2B, α2C, I1, and I2 receptors respectively). Promotes insulin secretion, at a site distinct from I1 or I2 (the putative I3 receptor) in vitro and in vivo.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in water
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. α-Adrenoceptor reagents 2. Effects of modification of the 1,4-benzodioxan ring system on α-adrenoceptor activity.
    Chapleo et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1984;27:570
  2. 'Seeing through a glass darkly': casting light on imidazoline 'I' sites.
    Eglen et al.
    TiPS, 1998;19:381
  3. Effects of the imidazoline ligands efaroxan and KU14R on blood glucose in the mouse.
    Mayer and Taberner
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 2002;454:95
  4. Imidazolines stimulate release of insulin from RIN-5AH cells independently from imidazoline I1 and I2 receptors.
    Olmos et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1994;262:41

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