Biological descriptionFull β3 agonist. Structurally and functionally homologous to norepinephrine. Neurotransmitter in invertebrates. Dual action on glucose transport in vitro; stimulates lipolysis via β3 receptor activation or stimulates uptake following oxidation by MAO. Induces synaptic neuropeptide release in the absence of Ca2+.
Chemical name(±)-2-Amino-1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethanol hydrochloride
Storage instructionsStore at Room Temperature. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in water to 100 mM
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
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