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Catalog No.S2232 Synonyms: R41468
CAS No. 74050-98-9
Ketanserin (R41468) is a specific 5-HT2A serotonin receptor antagonist with Ki of 2.5 nM for rat and human 5-HT2A, used as an antihypertensive drug.
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Immunofluorescence labeling revealed the comparative protein expression level of c-Myc in the mouse (C57BL/6) hippocampus compared with the control group. ***p < 0.001 vs. sham group, ###p < 0.001 vs. CF+SPS+DMSO group, sssp < 0.001 vs. CF+SPS+ ketanserin group. Bar = 100 μm. Data were presented as mean ± SEM through ANOVA. Groups were compared by performing Bonferroni's test. n = 4.
Neurosignals, 2017, 25(1):39-53. Ketanserin purchased from Selleck.
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|Description||Ketanserin (R41468) is a specific 5-HT2A serotonin receptor antagonist with Ki of 2.5 nM for rat and human 5-HT2A, used as an antihypertensive drug.|
Ketanserin causes a dose-dependent inhibition on the contractile responses to 5-hydroxytryptamine of isolated rat caudal artery, canine basilar, carotid, coronary and gastrosplenic arteries, canine gastrosplenic veins and canine saphenous veins. Ketanserin inhibits the contractions of rat caudal arteries and canine saphenous veins caused by postjunctional alpha adrenergic activation. Ketanserin depresses and in certain experiments reverses the vasoconstrictor response to 5-hydroxytryptamine in the perfused guinea-pig stomach.  Ketanserin is found to attenuate the excitatory responses produced by norepinephrine, an alpha 1-adrenoceptor-mediated response, in the lateral geniculate nucleus. Ketanserin potentiates rather than attenuates, the inhibitory effect of 5-HT in the lateral geniculate nucleus.  Ketanserin significantly prolongs action potential duration (APD) at 50% repolarization by 218% and APD at 90% repolarization by 256% with no significant effect on other action potential parameters in rat ventricular myocytes. Ketanserin results in a concentration- and time-dependent inhibition of charge area of Ito evaluated by integration with an EC50 of 8.3 μM. Ketanserin also blocks Ito and sustained current (ISus) in a dose-dependent manner with an EC50 of 11.2 μM and has no significant effect on both the inward rectifier potassium current and the L-type calcium current. 
|In vivo||Ketanserin produces dose-dependent antinociception in the hot-plate and acetic acid-induced writhing tests with ED50 values (95% confidence limit) of 1.51 and 0.62 mg/kg, respectively, but is without any significant effect on the tail-flick test. |
|In vitro||DMSO||2 mg/mL (5.05 mM)|
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