SKF 38393 hydrochloride

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M13326-2 2mg solid $80
M13326-10 10mg solid $240


SKF 38393 hydrochloride is a selective agonist of the dopamine D1 receptor (D1DR) with an IC50 of 110 nM.

Product information

CAS Number: 62717-42-4

Molecular Weight: 291.77

Formula: C16H18ClNO2

Chemical Name: 1-phenyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-3-benzazepine-7,8-diol; chlorohydrogen

Smiles: Cl.OC1=CC2CCNCC(C=2C=C1O)C1C=CC=CC=1


InChi: InChI=1S/C16H17NO2.ClH/c18-15-8-12-6-7-17-10-14(13(12)9-16(15)19)11-4-2-1-3-5-11;/h1-5,8-9,14,17-19H,6-7,10H2;1H

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : ≥ 34 mg/mL (116.53 mM). H2O : 10 mg/mL (34.27 mM; Need ultrasonic).

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

SKF-38393 hydrochloride induces a similar change in cytomorphology and increases the levels of media cAMP. SKF-38393 hydrochloride (10 μmol/L; 1 hour) induces increased threonine-phosphorylation of DA- and cAMP-regulated phosphoprotein of Mr 32 kD (DARPP-32) in cultured GC cells.

In Vivo:

SKF-38393 hydrochloride (10 mg/kg; i.p.) blocks the 1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) -induced depletion of glutathione. SKF-38393 hydrochloride attenuates MPTP-induced depletion of dopamine. SKF-38393 hydrochloride enhances the activity of superoxide dismutase and hence mimics the action of Selegiline. SKF-38393 hydrochloride enhances the frequency but not the amplitude of tetrodotoxin-resistant excitatory postsynaptic currents which argues for a presynaptic locus of D1 action.


  1. Altar CA, et al. Picomolar affinity of 125I-SCH 23982 for D1 receptors in brain demonstrated with digital subtraction auto radiography. J Neurosci. 1987 Jan;7(1):213-222.
  2. Mayerhofer A, et al. Functional Dopamine-1 Receptors and DARPP-32 Are Expressed in Human Ovary and Granulosa Luteal Cells in Vitro. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1999 Jan;84(1):257-64.
  3. Muralikrishnan D, et al. SKF-38393, a dopamine receptor agonist, attenuates 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-induced neurotoxicity. Brain Res. 2001 Feb 23;892(2):241-7.

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