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Nuciferine
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IUPAC name
Other names (R)-1,2-Dimethoxyaporphine
Identifiers
CAS number 475-83-2
PubChem 10146
SMILES
Properties
Molecular formula C19H21NO2
Molar mass 295.376
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Nuciferine is an alkaloid found within the plants Nymphaea caerulea and Nelumbo nucifera. It has a profile of action associated with dopamine receptor blockade. It induces catalepsy, it inhibits spontaneous motor activity, conditioned avoidance response, amphetamine toxicity and stereotypy. It is structurally related to apomorphine.[1]

References

  1. ^ Bhattacharya SK, Bose R, Ghosh P, Tripathi VJ, Ray AB, Dasgupta B (Sep 1978). "Psychopharmacological studies on (—)-nuciferine and its Hofmann degradation product atherosperminine". Psychopharmacology (Berl.) 59 (1): 29–33. PMID 100809.  

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