Catalog Number: 3268
Chemical Name: [4S-(4α,4aα,5aα,12aα)]-4,7-Bis(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a,tetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide
Biological Activity
Tetracycline antibiotic. Displays neuroprotective, antiapoptotic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. Acts as a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor; attenuates disease severity in mouse models of multiple sclerosis. Orally active and brain penetrant.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 25 mM in water
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    Desiccate at +4°C
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Background References
  1. Minocycline, a tetracycline derivative, is neuroprotective against excitotoxicity by inhibiting activation and proliferation of microglia.
    Tikka et al.
    J.Neurosci., 2001;21:2580
  2. Targeting leukocyte MMPs and transmigration: Minocycline as a potential therapy for multiple sclerosis.
    Brundula et al.
    Brain, 2002;125:1297
  3. Minocycline prevents the development of neuropathic pain, but not acute pain: possible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant mechanisms.
    Padi and Kulkarni
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 2008;601:79

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

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  1. Single granule cells excite Golgi cells and evoke feedback inhibition in the cochlear nucleus.
    Authors: Yaeger and Trussell
    J Neurosci
  2. Minocycline does not affect long-term potentiation in the anterior cingulate cortex of normal adult mice.
    Authors: Song Et al.
    Hum Mol Genet
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