Octopamine hydrochloride

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Octopamine hydrochloride | CAS No. 770-05-8 | Trace Amine 1 (TA1) Receptor Agonists
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Description: Invertebrate biogenic amine: activates β3 adrenoceptors
Alternative Names: (±)-p-Octopamine, Epirenor, Norfen

Chemical Name: α-(Aminomethyl)-4-hydroxybenzenemethanol hydrochloride

Purity: ≥99%

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Biological Activity

Invertebrate biogenic amine neurotransmitter, related to noradrenalin, that is an adrenoceptor agonist. Stimulates lipolysis in mammalian adipocytes via activation of β3 receptors. Has dual effect on glucose transport in adipocytes: inhibits transport via β3 receptor activation but stimulates transport when oxidized by MAO. Also activates human α2A receptors, inhibiting subsequent cAMP production.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Desiccate at RT

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Background References

  1. Dual action of octopamine on glucose transport into adipocytes: inhibition via β3-adrenoceptor activation and stimulation via oxidation by amine oxidases.
    Visentin et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2001;299:96
  2. Selective inhibition of adenylyl cyclase by octopamine via a human cloned α2A-adrenoceptor.
    Airriess et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 1997;122:191
  3. Octopamine in invertebrates.
    Prog.Neurobiol., 1999;59:533
  4. Selective activation of β3-adrenoceptors by octopamine: comparative studies in mammalian fat cells.
    Carpene et al.
    Naunyn-Schmied.Arch.Pharmacol., 1999;359:310

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