Benztropine mesylate is a derivative of Atropine (sc-203322) and an antagonist of the mAChR (muscarinic acetylcholine receptor). This compound demonstrates anti-muscarinic effects comparable to Atropine, and also demonstrates competitive anti-nicotinic action at the nAChR (nicotinic acetylcholine receptor) unobserved with Atropine.
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Soluble in water (81 mg/ml at 25° C), DMSO (50 mg/ml at 25° C), ethanol (81 mg/ml at 25° C), and ether (very slightly).
Store at 4° C
135° C (lit.)
dopamine transporter: IC50 = 118 nM; MTSET-induced inhibition of [3H]WIN binding to Wild-type dopamine transporter : EC5050 = 28 µM