Catalog Number: 2901
Chemical Name: 6-Chloro-2,3-dihydro-5-methyl-N-[6-[(2-methyl-3-pyridinyl)oxy]-3-pyridinyl]-1H-indole-1-carboxyamide dihydrochloride
Biological Activity
5-HT2C receptor antagonist that displays 158- and 100-fold selectivity over 5-HT2A and 5-HT2B receptors respectively. Also displays selectivity over a range of other 5-HT, dopamine and adrenergic receptors. Brain penetrant; exerts anxiolytic-like activity.
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    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at +4°C
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Sold with the permission of GlaxoSmithKline
Background References
  1. 6-Chloro-5-methyl-1-[[(2-methyl-3-pyridyl)oxy]-5-pyridyl]carbamoyl]-indoline (SB-242084): the first selective and brain penetrant 5-HT2C receptor antagonist.
    Bromidge et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1997;40:3494
  2. SB 242084, a selective and brain penetrant 5-HT2C receptor antagonist.
    Kennet et al.
    Neuropharmacology, 1997;36:609
  3. Serotonin 1B and 2C receptor interactions in the modulation of feeding behaviour in the mouse.
    Dalton et al.
    Psychopharmacology, 2006;185:45

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for SB 242084 include:

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  1. Amygdala-hippocampal phospholipase D (PLD) signaling as novel mechanism of cocaine-environment maladaptive conditioned responses.
    Authors: Krishnan
    Int.J.Neuropsychopharmacol. 2016;19:1
  2. Regulation of oligomeric organization of the serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine 2C (5-HT2C) receptor observed by spatial intensity distribution analysis.
    Authors: Ward Et al.
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2015;290:12844
  3. The role of 5-HT2A, 5-HT 2C and mGlu2 receptors in the behavioral effects of tryptamine hallucinogens N,N-dimethyltryptamine and N,N-diisopropyltryptamine in rats and mice.
    Authors: Carbonaro Et al.
    Transfus Med Hemother 2015;232:275
  4. Serotonin receptor 2C and insulin secretion.
    Authors: Zhang Et al.
    PLoS One 2013;8:e54250
  5. Serotonergic hallucinogens differentially modify gamma and high frequency oscillations in the rat nucleus accumbens.
    Authors: Goda Et al.
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2013;228:271
  6. Effects of serotonin 2C receptor agonists on the behavioral and neurochemical effects of cocaine in squirrel monkeys.
    Authors: Manvich Et al.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2012;341:424
  7. The serotonin 2C receptor potently modulates the head-twitch response in mice induced by a phenethylamine hallucinogen.
    Authors: Canal Et al.
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2010;209:163
  8. Locomotion after spinal cord injury depends on constitutive activity in serotonin receptors.
    Authors: Fouad Et al.
    J Neurophysiol 2010;104:2975

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