Catalog Number: 3992
Chemical Name: (N)-1-(2-Nitrophenyl)ethylcarboxy-3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine
Biological Activity
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.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Striatal neurones have a specific ability to respond to phasic dopamine release.
    Castro et al.
    J.Physiol. [Epub ahead of print], 2013;

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

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