Catalog Number: 0554
Chemical Name: N-Methyl-β-carboline-3-carboxamide
Biological Activity
Inverse agonist and anxiogenic agent. Increases tyrosine hydroxylation and causes upregulation of β-adrenoceptors in mouse cerebral cortex.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 75 mM in 1eq. HCl and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Evidence for an excitatory action of benzodiazepine receptor inverse agonist FG 7142 on C-fibre afferents.
    Donner et al.
    Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch.Pharmacol., 1989;340:352
  2. The anxiogenic β-carboline FG-7142 increases in vivo and in vitro tyrosine hydroxylation in the prefrontal cortex.
    Knorr et al.
    Brain Res., 1989;495:355
  3. Behavioural studies with the β-carboline FG 7142 combined with related drugs in monkeys.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1989;163:219
  4. A single dose of FG 7142 causes long term increases in mouse cortical β-adrenoceptors.
    Stanford et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1987;134:313

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  1. Post-weaning social isolation of female rats, anxiety-related behavior, and serotonergic systems.
    Authors: Lukkes Et al.
    Brain Res 2012;1443:1
  2. Orexin 1 receptors are a novel target to modulate panic responses and the panic brain network.
    Authors: Johnson Et al.
    Life Sci 2012;107:733
  3. Post-weaning social isolation attenuates c-Fos expression in GABAergic interneurons in the basolateral amygdala of adult female rats.
    Authors: Lukkes Et al.
    Physiol Behav 2012;107:719
  4. The anxiogenic drug FG7142 increases self-injurious behavior in male rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).
    Authors: Major Et al.
    J Neurosci 2009;85:753

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