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NIMH Code: D-925
Compound Name: Deschloroclozapine (DCZ) Dihydrochloride
Alternative Name: DREADD DCZ Dihydrochloride
CAS: 1977-07-7 (base)
Molecular Formula: C18H22Cl2N4
Biological Activity: DREADD ligand
References: 1) Nagai Y, Miyakawa N, Takuwa H, Hori Y, Oyama K, Ji B, Takahashi M, Huang XP, Slocum ST, DiBerto JF, Xiong Y. Deschloroclozapine, a potent and selective chemogenetic actuator enables rapid neuronal and behavioral modulations in mice and monkeys. Nature Publishing Group; 2020 Jul 6. 2) Phillips ST, de Paulis T, Baron BM, et al. Binding of 5H-dibenzo[b,e][1,4]diazepine and chiral 5H-dibenzo[a,d]cycloheptene analogues of clozapine to dopamine and serotonin receptors. J Med Chem. 1994;37(17):2686-2696. 3) Upright and Baxter (2019) bioRxiv :
Comments: Potent, selective and metabolically stable hM3Dq and hM4Di muscarinic DREADD actuator. Water soluble.
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Structure of D-925
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