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NPEC-caged-dopamine | CAS No. 1257326-23-0 | Non-selective Dopamine Receptor Agonists
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Description: Caged dopamine

Chemical Name: (N)-1-(2-Nitrophenyl)ethylcarboxy-3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine

Purity: ≥99%

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Biological Activity

NPEC-caged-dopamine is a NPEC ((N)-1-(2-nitrophenyl)ethyl) caged version of dopamine (Cat. No 3548); releases dopamine leading to D1 receptor activation upon UV light illumination (360 nm). Induces PKA activation and c-Fos expression in cortical and striatal neurons, with striatal neurons demonstrating a significantly greater detection and sensitivity to sub-second dopamine signals as compared to cortical neurons.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
Store at -20°C

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Background References

  1. Striatal neurones have a specific ability to respond to phasic DA release.
    Castro et al.
    J.Physiol., 2013;591:3197

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Citations for NPEC-caged-dopamine

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  1. Detection of phasic DA by D1 and D2 striatal medium spiny neurons.
    Authors: Yapo Et al.
    J.Physiol.  2017;595:7451
  2. Striatal neurones have a specific ability to respond to phasic DA release.
    Authors: Castro Et al.
    J.Physiol.  2013;591:3197


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