(-)-Quinpirole hydrochloride

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(-)-Quinpirole hydrochloride | CAS No. 85798-08-9 | Non-selective Dopamine Receptor Agonists
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Description: Selective D2-like agonist

Chemical Name: (4aR-trans)-4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a,9-Octahydro-5-propyl-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-g]quinoline hydrochloride

Purity: ≥98%

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Citations (39)
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Biological Activity

(-)-Quinpirole hydrochloride is a selective dopamine D2 receptor agonist (Ki values are 4.8, ~24, ~30 and 1900 nM at D2, D3, D4 and D1 receptors respectively).

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 25 mM in DMSO
Desiccate at -20°C

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Background References

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  4. Dopamine Receptor Antagonists Enhance Proliferation and Neurogenesis of Midbrain Lmx1a-expressing Progenitors
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  5. ?-Synuclein disrupts the anti-inflammatory role of Drd2 via interfering ?-arrestin2-TAB1 interaction in astrocytes
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Citations for (-)-Quinpirole hydrochloride

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for (-)-Quinpirole hydrochloride include:

39 Citations: Showing 1 - 10

  1. A novel luminescence-based-β-arrestin recruitment assay for unmodified receptors.
    Authors: Pedersen Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2021;296:100503
  2. Polysynaptic inhibition between striatal cholinergic interneurons shapes their network activity patterns in a dopamine-dependent manner.
    Authors: Dorst Et al.
    Nat Commun  2020;11:5113
  3. A Differential Hypofunctionality of Gαi Proteins Occurs in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Correlates with the Risk of Disease Progression.
    Authors: Akoume Et al.
    Sci Rep  2019;9:10074
  4. Differential contributions of striatal dopamine D1 and D2 receptors to component processes of value-based decision making.
    Authors: Verharen Et al.
    Neurophsychopharmacology  2019;44:2195
  5. Glutamatergic and dopaminergic modulation of cortico-striatal circuits probed by dynamic calcium imaging of networks reconstructed in microfluidic chips.
    Authors: Lassus Et al.
    Sci Rep  2018;8:17461
  6. DA Receptor Subtypes Mediate Opposing Effects on Form Deprivation Myopia in Pigmented Guinea Pigs.
    Authors: Zhang
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci  2018;59(11):4441
  7. Selective blockade of spinal D2DR by levo-corydalmine attenuates MOR tolerance via suppressing PI3K/Akt-MAPK signaling in a MOR-dependent manner.
    Authors: Dai Et al.
    Exp Mol Med  2018;50:148
  8. Melanotan II causes hypothermia in mice by activation of mast cells and stimulation of histamine 1 receptors.
    Authors: Jain Et al.
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab  2018;315:E357
  9. Cocaine Inhibition of Synaptic Transmission in the Ventral Pallidum Is Pathway-Specific and Mediated by Serotonin.
    Authors: Matsui and Alvarez
    Cell Rep  2018;23(13):3852
  10. The locus coeruleus drives disinhibition in the midline thalamus via a dopaminergic mechanism.
    Authors: Beas Et al.
    Nat Neurosci  2018;21:963
  11. Role of DA D2 receptor in stress-induced myelin loss.
    Authors: Choi
    Sci Rep  2017;7(1):11654
  12. Subtype-specific effects of DArgic D2 receptor activation on synaptic trains in layer V pyramidal neurons in the mouse prefrontal cortex.
    Authors: Leyrer-Jackson
    Physiol Rep  2017;5(22):e13499
  13. Inhibiting clathrin-mediated endocytosis of the leucine-rich G protein-coupled receptor-5 diminishes cell fitness.
    Authors: Snyder Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2017;292:7208
  14. Activation of DRD5 inhibits tumor growth by autophagic cell death.
    Authors: Leng Et al.
    Autophagy  2017;13:1404
  15. Mechanisms underlying the endogenous DArgic inhibition of spinal locomotor circuit function in Xenopus tadpoles.
    Authors: Picton Et al.
    Scientific Reports  2016;6:35749
  16. DArgic neurons differentiating from LRRK2 G2019S induced pluripotent stem cells show early neuritic branching defects.
    Authors: Borgs Et al.
    Scientific Reports  2016;6:33377
  17. DA D1 receptor activation regulates the expression of the estrogen synthesis gene aromatase B in radial glial cells.
    Authors: Xing Et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology  2015;9:310
  18. Endogenous 17β-OE is required for activity-dependent long-term potentiation in the striatum: interaction with the DArgic system.
    Authors: Tozzi Et al.
    Front Cell Neurosci  2015;9:192
  19. A pivotal role of FOS-mediated BECN1/Beclin 1 upregulation in DA D2 and D3 receptor agonist-induced autophagy activation.
    Authors: Wang Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2015;11:2057
  20. Muscarinic regulation of DA and glutamate transmission in the nucleus accumbens.
    Authors: Shin Et al.
    Nat Neurosci  2015;112:8124
  21. PFOS induces behavioral alterations, including spontaneous hyperactivity that is corrected by dexamfetamine in zebrafish larvae.
    Authors: Spulber Et al.
    PLoS One  2014;9:e94227
  22. Hyperactivity induced by the DA D2/D3 receptor agonist quinpirole is attenuated by inhibitors of endocannabinoid degradation in mice.
    Authors: Luque-Rojas Et al.
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol  2013;16:661
  23. DA D2 receptor activation leads to an up-regulation of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor via Gβγ-Erk1/2-dependent induction of Zif268.
    Authors: Ahmadiantehrani and Ron
    J Neurochem  2013;
  24. Differential regulation of MeCP2 phosphorylation in the CNS by DA and serotonin.
    Authors: Hutchinson Et al.
    Eur J Neurosci  2012;37:321
  25. A novel mechanism of cocaine to enhance DA d2-like receptor mediated neurochemical and behavioral effects. An in vivo and in vitro study.
    Authors: Ferraro Et al.
    J Neurosci  2012;37:1856
  26. DArgic modulation of ganglion-cell photoreceptors in rat.
    Authors: Hook Et al.
    Autophagy  2012;35:507
  27. Loss of Mecp2 in substantia nigra DA neurons compromises the nigrostriatal pathway.
    Authors: Gantz Et al.
    J Neurosci  2011;31:12629
  28. Wnt5a-DA D2 receptor interactions regulate DA neuron development via extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) activation.
    Authors: Yoon Et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology  2011;286:15641
  29. DArgic regulation of sleep and cataplexy in a murine model of narcolepsy.
    Authors: Burgess Et al.
    Sleep  2010;33:1295
  30. DA-dependent tuning of striatal inhibitory synaptogenesis.
    Authors: Goffin Et al.
    Neuron  2010;30:2935
  31. Role of aberrant striatal DA D1 receptor/cAMP/protein kinase A/DARPP32 signaling in the paradoxical calming effect of amphetamine.
    Authors: Napolitano Et al.
    J Neurosci  2010;30:11043
  32. Competitive regulation of synaptic Ca2+ influx by D2 DA and A2A adenosine receptors.
    Authors: Higley and Sabatini
    Nat Neurosci  2010;13:958
  33. MeCP2 in the nucleus accumbens contributes to neural and behavioral responses to psychostimulants.
    Authors: Deng Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2010;13:1128
  34. DA neuron glutamate cotransmission: frequency-dependent modulation in the mesoventromedial projection.
    Authors: Chuhma Et al.
    Neuroscience  2009;164:1068
  35. Hallucinogens recruit specific cortical 5-HT(2A) receptor-mediated signaling pathways to affect behavior.
    Authors: González-Maeso Et al.
    PLoS One  2007;53:439
  36. Regulation of DA transporter function and cell surface expression by D3 DA receptors.
    Authors: Zapata Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2007;282:35842
  37. Impaired DA release and synaptic plasticity in the striatum of PINK1-deficient mice.
    Authors: Kitada Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2007;104:11441
  38. Endocannabinoids mediate presynaptic inhibition of glutamatergic transmission in rat ventral tegmental area DA neurons through activation of CB1 receptors.
    Authors: Melis Et al.
    J Neurosci  2004;24:53
  39. Haloperidol, but not clozapine, produces dramatic catalepsy in delta9-THC-treated rats: possible clinical implications.
    Authors: Marchese Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2003;140:520


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