Melperone hydrochloride

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Melperone hydrochloride | CAS No. 1622-79-3 | 5-HT2A Receptor Antagonists
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Description: 5-HT2A antagonist; also D2 antagonist; neuroleptic

Chemical Name: 1-(4-Fluorophenyl)-4-(4-methyl-1-piperidinyl)-1-butanone hydrochloride

Purity: ≥99%

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Biological Activity

Melperone hydrochloride is an atypical neuroleptic; 5-HT2A/D2 receptor antagonist (Ki values are 120 and 180 nM respectively). Causes an increase in dopamine levels in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and nucleus accumbens and an increase in ACh in the mPFC. Also binds adrenergic α1 and α2 receptors (Ki values are 180 and 150 nM respectively).

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
Desiccate at RT

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Background References

  1. Atypical neuroleptics have low affinity for DA D2 receptors or are selective for D4 receptors.
    Seeman et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology., 1997;16:93
  2. Atypical antipsychotic drugs, quetiapine, iloperidone, and melperone, preferentially increase DA and acetylcholine release in rat medial prefrontal cortex: role of 5-HT1A receptor agonism.
    Ichikawa et al.
    Brain Res., 2002;956:349
  3. P-glycoprotein is a factor in the uptake of dextromethorphan, but not of melperone, into mouse brain: evidence for an overlap in substrate specificity between P-gp and CYP2D6.
    Uhr et al.
    J.Psychopharmacol., 2005;18:509

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