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Quinacrine dihydrochloride


6-Chloro-9-(4-diethylamino-1-methylbutylamino)-2-methoxyacridine dihydrochloride, Atebrin dihydrochloride, Mepacrine dihydrochloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C23H30ClN3O · 2HCl
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257 °C


H2O: soluble, clear to hazy



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Descrição geral

Quinacrine is an acridine derivative and a potent antimalarial agent.


Quinacrine dihydrochloride has been used:
  • in its uptake and accumulation studies in mouse lung slices using fluorescence microscope
  • in the staining of ATP vesicles in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)
  • in uptake-release assay for characterization of dense granule functionality of platelets

Ações bioquímicas/fisiológicas

Quinacrine has anthelmintic functionality and used in the female sterilization. It is used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatic diseases. Apart from malaria, Quinacrine is effective for treating giardia and tapeworm infections. It inhibits nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase activity in addition to monoamine oxidase inhibition.
Non-selective MAO-A/B inhibitor.

Características e benefícios

This compound was developed by Bayer. To browse the list of other pharma-developed compounds and Approved Drugs/Drug Candidates, click here.


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Acute Tox. 4 Oral

Código de classe de armazenamento

11 - Combustible Solids



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  5. Can Product Q3251, Quinacrine dihydrochloride be used for staining platelets?

    We have not tested Product Q3251, Quinacrine dihydrochloride for staining platelets. The reference link indicates that platelets can be visualized with the fluorescent dye mepacrine (quinacrine dihydrochloride) at a final concentration of 10 μM.  Brian Savage, et al., PNAS, 99 (1): 425-430, (2002).

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