Catalog Number: 0891
Alternate Names: α-Yohimbine hydrochloride, Corynanthidine
Chemical Name: 17α-Hydroxy-20α-yohimban-16β-carboxylic acid,methyl ester hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Standard α2-adrenergic antagonist (Ki values are 3.5, 4.6, and 0.6 nM at cloned human α2A, α2B, and α2C-adrenoceptors respectively). Partial agonist at 5-HT1A receptors.

Available as part of the α2-Adrenoceptor Tocriset™. Diastereomer also avilable.

Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
    390.91
  • Formula:
    C21H26N2O3.HCl
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 5 mM in water with gentle warming and to 25 mM in DMSO with gentle warming
  • Purity:
    >95%
  • Storage:
    Store at RT
  • CAS No:
    6211-32-1
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis. All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
Additional Information
Other Product-Specific Information:
Background References
  1. Partial agonist properties of rauwolscine and yohimbine for the inhibition of adenylyl cyclase by recombinant human 5-HT1A receptors.
    Arthur et al.
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 1993;45:2337
  2. β- and γ-Adrenoceptors: from the gene to the clinic. 1. Molecular biology and adrenoceptor subclassification.
    Hieble et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1995;38:3415
  3. [3H]RS79948-197 binding to human, rat, guinea pig and pig α2A-, α2B-, and α2C-adrenoceptors. Comparison with MK912, RX821002, rauwolscine and yohimbine.
    Uhlen et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1998;343:93
Citations:

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  1. Alpha2-adrenoceptor subtypes involved in the regulation of catecholamine release from the adrenal medulla of mice.
    Authors: Moura Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol 2006;149:1049
  2. Noradrenergic inputs mediate state dependence of auditory responses in the avian song system.
    Authors: Cardin and Schmidt
    J Neurosci 2004;24:7745

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