Nuciferine

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Nuciferine
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Names
IUPAC name
(6aR)-1,2-dimethoxy-6-methyl-5,6,6a,7-tetrahydro-4H-dibenzo[de,g]quinoline
Other names
(R)-1,2-Dimethoxyaporphine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C19H21NO2
Molar mass 295.376 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Nuciferine is an alkaloid found within the plants Nymphaea caerulea and Nelumbo nucifera. It has a profile of action associated with dopamine receptor blockade.[1] It induces sedation, hypothermia, ptosis, and (in higher doses) catalepsy; it inhibits spontaneous motor activity, conditioned avoidance response, amphetamine toxicity and stereotypy. Nuciferine may also potentiate morphine analgesia. The median lethal dose in mice is 289 mg/kg. It is structurally related to apomorphine.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Farrell MS et al. (2016): "In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization of the Alkaloid Nuciferine", PLoS One. PMID 26963248
  2. ^ 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. 59 (1): 29–33. PMID 100809. doi:10.1007/BF00428026. 
  3. ^ Spess, David L. Errors in Alkaloids of Nelumbo and Nymphaea species, 2011, academia.edu