Catalog Number: 3878
Chemical Name: 9-(2-Aminoethyl)-2,3,6,7-tetrahydro-1H,5H,11H-[1]-benzopyrano[6,7,8-ij]quinolizin-11-one
Biological Activity
Fluorescent false neurotransmitter (FFN). Targets neuronal vesicular monoamine transporter (VMAT) 2; inhibits serotonin binding to VMAT2 (IC50 = 1 μM).
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 25 mM in 1eq. HCl and to 5 mM in DMSO
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    Store at +4°C
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Licensing Caveats:
Sold with the permission of Columbia University
Background References
  1. Fluorescent false neurotransmitters visualize dopamine release from individual presynaptic terminals.
    Gubernator et al.
    Science, 2009;324:1441
  2. Dopamine release at individual presynaptic terminals visualized with FFNs.
    Zhang et al.
    J.Vis.Exp., 2009;30
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