Chemical Name: 7,8,9,10-Tetrahydro-6,10-methano-6H-pyrazino[2,3-h]benzazepine tartrate
Biological ActivityOrally active, subtype-selective partial agonist at α4β2 nicotinic receptors (Ki values are 0.06, 240, 322 and 3540 nM for α4β2, α3β4, α7, α1βγδ receptors respectively). Reduces nicotine-evoked dopamine release in vitro and decreases nicotine self-administration in vivo. Also potently activates PSAM4-5-HT3 and PSAM4-GlyR chimeric ion channels (EC50 values are 4 and 1.6 nM, respectively)
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Varenicline: an α4β2 nicotinic receptor partial agonist for smoking cessation.
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Pharmacological profile of the α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist varenicline, an effective smoking cessation aid.
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Citations for Varenicline tartrate
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Direct Effects of Nicotine Exposure on Murine Calvaria and Calvarial Cells.
Authors: Durham Et al.
Sci Rep 2019;9:3805
Ultrapotent chemogenetics for research and potential clinical applications
Authors: Magnus Et al.
Differential effects of α4β2 nicotinic receptor antagonists and partial-agonists on contextual fear extinction in male C57BL/6 mice.
Authors: Kutlu Et al.
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2018;235:1211
VRC Reduces Context-Induced Relapse to Alcohol-Seeking through Actions in the Nucleus Accumbens.
Authors: Lacroix Et al.
Varenicline Interactions at the 5-HT3 Receptor Ligand Binding Site are Revealed by 5-HTBP.
Authors: Price Et al.
PLoS One 2015;6:1151
AT-1001: a high-affinity α3β4 nAChR ligand with novel nicotine-suppressive pharmacology.
Authors: Cippitelli Et al.
Br J Pharmacol 2015;172:1834
Chemical chaperones exceed the chaperone effects of RIC-3 in promoting assembly of functional α7 AChRs.
Authors: Kuryatov Et al.
Sci Rep 2013;8:e62246
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