Product nameRauwolscine hydrochloride, alpha2 adrenergic antagonist
DescriptionPotent α2 adrenergic antagonist
Biological descriptionPotent α2 adrenergic antagonist (Ki values are 3.5 (α2A), 0.37 (α2B), 0.13 (α2C) and 63.6 nM (α2D)). Partial 5-HT receptor antagonist (Ki = 14-40 nM). Centrally active following systemic administration.
Chemical name17α-Hydroxy-20α-yohimban-16β-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride
Storage instructionsStore at Room Temperature. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in DMSO to 20 mM amd in water to 5 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.
Toxic, refer to SDS for further information.
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- Weinshank RL et al. Human serotonin 1D receptor is encoded by a subfamily of two distinct genes: 5-HT1D alpha and 5-HT1D beta. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 89:3630-4 (1992). Read more (PubMed: 1565658) »
- Timmermans PB et al. A study of the selectivity and potency of rauwolscine, RX 781094 and RS 21361 as antagonists of alpha-1 and alpha-2 adrenoceptors. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 228:739-48 (1984). Read more (PubMed: 6142941) »
- KOHLI JD & DE NN Pharmacological action of rauwolscine. Nature 177:1182 (1956). Read more (PubMed: 13334509) »