Catalog Number: 3754
Chemical Name: 7,8,9,10-Tetrahydro-6,10-methano-6H-pyrazino[2,3-h][3]benzazepine tartrate
Biological Activity
Orally 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.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 50 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at RT
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Sold for research purposes under agreement from Pfizer Inc.
Background References
  1. Varenicline: an α4β2 nicotinic receptor partial agonist for smoking cessation.
    Coe et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2005;48:3474
  2. Pharmacological profile of the α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist varenicline, an effective smoking cessation aid.
    Rollema et al.
    Neuropharmacology, 2007;52:985
  3. Preclinical pharmacology of the α4β2 nAChR partial agonist varenicline related to effects on reward, mood and cognition.
    Rollema et al.
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 2009;78:813

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Varenicline tartrate include:

Showing Results 1 - 2 of 2

  1. Varenicline Interactions at the 5-HT3 Receptor Ligand Binding Site are Revealed by 5-HTBP.
    Authors: Price Et al.
    PLoS One
  2. Chemical chaperones exceed the chaperone effects of RIC-3 in promoting assembly of functional α7 AChRs.
    Authors: Kuryatov Et al.
    Sci Rep
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