Catalog Number: 1504
Chemical Name: 1,6-Dihydro-2-methyl-6-oxo-(3,4'-bipyridine)-5-carbonitrile
Biological Activity
Potent cAMP phosphodiesterase inhibitor (IC50 = 56 nM for inhibition of PDE III). Has inotropic and vasodilator effects following oral or intravenous administration in vivo. Also available as part of the Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor Tocriset™.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at +4°C
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Background References
  1. Characterization of the cardiotonic effects of milrinone, a new and potent cardiac bipyridine, on isolated tissues from several animal species.
    Alousi et al.
    J.Cardiovasc.Pharmacol., 1983;5:804
  2. The presence of five cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase isoenzyme activities in bovine tracheal smooth muscle and the functional effects of selective inhibitors.
    Shahid et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 1991;104:471
  3. Photoaffinity labelling of cyclic GMP-inhibited phosphodiesterase (PDE III) in human and rat platelets and rat tissues: effects of phosphodiesterase inhibitors.
    Tang et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1994;268:105

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Milrinone include:

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  1. The inotropic effect of the active metabolite of levosimendan, OR-1896, is mediated through inhibition of PDE3 in rat ventricular myocardium.
    Authors: Ørstavik Et al.
    Dent Res J (Isfahan)
  2. Thrombospondin-1 induces platelet activation through CD36-dependent inhibition of the cAMP/protein kinase A signaling cascade.
    Authors: Roberts Et al.
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