Adrenochrome is an oxidation product of adrenaline (ephinephrine, norepinephrine). It inhibits COMT (Catechol-O-methyltransferase), promotes the synthesis of prostaglandins in brain tissue in vitro, promotes the secretion of nerve growth factor by L-M ce.
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Soluble in water (0.3 mg/ml), ethanol, and 1 M sodium hydroxide (50 mg/ml, gives a dark brown solution).
Store at -20° C
~375.1° C at 760 mmHg (Predicted)
~1.4 g/cm3 (Predicted)
n20D 1.63 (Predicted)
pKa: 13.31 (Predicted), pKb: 3.3 (Predicted)
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