Catalog Number: 1523
Chemical Name: [8β(1S,2R)]-N-(2-Hydroxycyclopentyl)-6-methyl-1-(1-methylethyl)-ergoline-8-carboxamide
Biological Activity
5-HT2/5-HT7 receptor antagonist. Reduces stimulatory effect of serotonin on aldosterone secretion; also reduces 5-HT-induced cAMP formation (pKB = 8.26).
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 25 mM in ethanol
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    Store at +4°C
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Background References
  1. LY215840, a high-affinity 5-HT7 receptor ligand, blocks serotonin-induced relaxation in canine coronary artery.
    Cushing et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 1996;277:1560
  2. Activation of 5-HT7 receptor in rat glomerulosa cells is associated with an increase in adenylyl cyclase activity and calcium influx through T-type calcium channels.
    Lenglet et al.
    Endocrinology, 2002;143:1748
  3. Expression of serotonin7 receptor and coupling of ectopic receptors to protein kinase A and ionic currents in adrenocorticotropin-independent macronodular adrenal hyperplasia causing Cushing's syndrome.
    Louiset et al.
    J.Clin.Endocrinol.Metab., 2006;91:4578

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  1. Ergot Alkaloids (Re)generate New Leads as Antiparasitics.
    Authors: Chan Et al.
    BMC Neurosci 2015;9:e0004063
  2. 5-HT is a potent relaxant in rat superior mesenteric veins.
    Authors: Watts Et al.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2015;3:e00103

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