6-Chloromelatonin CAS: 63762-74-3
MF: C13H15ClN2O2
MW: 266.73
A potent agonist of the melatonin receptors.

6-Chloromelatonin (CAS 63762-74-3)

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Application: 6-Chloromelatonin is a potent agonist of the melatonin receptors
CAS Number: 63762-74-3
Purity: ≥99%
Molecular Weight: 266.73
Molecular Formula: C13H15ClN2O2
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For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
* Refer to Certificate of Analysis for lot specific data (including water content).

6-Chloromelatonin is a Melatonin (sc-207848) derivative and a potent agonist of the MEL-1 (melatonin receptors) with affinity comparable to Melatonin. Along with the Melatonin analogs 2-Iodomelatonin (sc-203463) and 2-Phenylmelatonin (sc-203466), 6-Chloromelatonin is used as part of a panel of agonists and antagonists in binding studies to probe the behavior of melatonin receptors. During characterization studies of a rabbit retinal melatonin receptor, Melatonin and 6-Chloromelatonin demonstrated similar agonist potency at inhibiting calcium-dependent dopamine release from the retina (IC50 = 40 pM for both compounds). Melatonin (at 0.1-2.0 mM) and 6-Chloromelatonin (at 0.1-0.5 mM) both depressed evoked hippocampal potentials similarly, and this action was perturbed by the MEL-1B-R partial antagonist Luzindole (sc-202700), elucidating the mechanism for Melatonin- and 6-Chloromelatonin-induced modulation of neuron potentials. 6-Chloromelatonin is an activator of MEL-1A-R and MEL-1B-R.


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Physical State :
Solubility :
Soluble in water (partly), and DMSO (100 mM).
Storage :
Store at 4° C
Melting Point :
191.24° C (Predicted)
Boiling Point :
536.69° C at 760 mmHg (Predicted)
Density :
1.27 g/cm3 (Predicted)
Refractive Index :
n20D 1.61 (Predicted)
IC50 :
MEL-1: IC50 = 0.04 nM (human)
Ki Data :
MEL-1: Ki= 0.99 nM (human)
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