Catalog Number: 0941
Chemical Name: 6-Chloro-2-(1-piperazinyl)pyrazine hydrochloride
Biological Activity
5-HT receptor agonist; displays selectivity for 5-HT2C over 5-HT2A (IC50 values are 0.028 and 0.42 μM for human 5-HT2C and 5-HT2A receptors expressed in HEK293 cells respectively).
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 50 mM in water with gentle warming
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Involvement of 5-HT2A receptors in the elevation of rat serum corticosterone concentration by quipazine and MK-212.
    Hemrick-Luecke and Fuller
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1996;311:207
  2. Relative efficacies of piperazines at the phosphoinositide hydrolysis-linked serotonergic (5-HT2 and 5-HT1C) receptors.
    Conn and Sanders-Bush
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 1987;242:552
  3. Design, synthesis, and pharmacological characterization of N- and O-substituted 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4H-isoxazolo[4,5-dazepin-3-ol analogues: novel 5-HT2A/5-HT2C receptor agonists with pro-cognitive
    Jensen et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2013;56:1211

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for MK 212 hydrochloride include:

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  1. Recovery of motoneuron and locomotor function after spinal cord injury depends on constitutive activity in 5-HT2C receptors.
    Authors: Murray Et al.
    Nat Med
  2. Endogenous serotonin acts on 5-HT2C-like receptors in key vocal areas of the brain stem to initiate vocalizations in Xenopus laevis.
    Authors: Yu and Yamaguchi
    J Biomed Sci
  3. 5-HT2C-like receptors in the brain of Xenopus laevis initiate sex-typical fictive vocalizations.
    Authors: Yu and Yamaguchi
    J Neurophysiol
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