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NIMH Code: T-802
Compound Name: (+)-alpha-Dihydrotetrabenazine
Alternative Name: (2R,3R,11bR)-9,10-dimethoxy-3-(2-methylpropyl)-2,3,4,6,7,11b-hexahydro-1H-benzo[a]quinolizin-2-ol
Abbreviation: (+)-(2R,3R,11bR)-alpha-Dihydrotetrabenazine
PubChemID: 14580381
CAS: 85081-18-1
Molecular Formula: C19H29NO3
Biological Activity: Active metabolite of tetrabenazine with high affinity for the vesicular monamine transporter (VMAT2)
References: M. R. Kilbourne, L. C. Lee, M. J. Heeg and D. M. Jewett, Chirality, 9, 59-62 (1997). Kilbourne, M.; Lee, L.; Vander Borght, T.; Jewett, D.; Frey, K., Eur. J. Pharmacol., 1995, 278, 249-252.
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Structure of T-802
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