Rasagiline mesylate

≥98% (HPLC)

TVP-1012, (1R)-2,3-Dihydro-N-2-propynl-1H-inden-1-amine methanesulfonate, N-Propargyl-1(R)-aminoindan methanesulfonate
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C12H13N · CH4O3S
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Quality Level


≥98% (HPLC)



optical activity

[α]/D +15 to +28°, c = 0.6 mg/mL in H2O

storage condition



white to tan


H2O: ≥20 mg/mL

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Gene Information

human ... MAOB(4129)


Rasagiline mesylate may be used in MAO type B-mediated cell signaling studies.
Rasagiline mesylate has been used:
  • to test its neuroprotective effects in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) by apoptosis regulator, Bax/Bcl-2 modulation
  • as monoamine oxidase-B inhibitor in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) induced mouse model
  • as an anti-parkinsonian agent to test its rescue functionality in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned zebrafish larvae towards bradykinetic and dyskinetic-like behavior


10, 50 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Rasagiline mesylate is an irreversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase selective for MAO type B over type A by a factor of fourteen. It has anti-apoptotic and neuroprotectant activity and has been used as a treatment for Parkinson′s disease.
Rasagiline mesylate is an effective therapeutic option in early stages of Parkinson′s disease. It improves the motor fluctuations in levodopa-treated patients and may be a useful adjunct to such patients. It has neuroprotective effects and increases the survival of dopaminergic neurons.

Features and Benefits

This compound is featured on the Dopamine and Norepinephrine Metabolism and Histamine Synthesis and Metabolism pages of the Handbook of Receptor Classification and Signal Transduction. To browse other handbook pages, click here.


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Hazard Statements


Acute Tox. 4 Oral


13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

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Rita L Vaz et al.
Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior, 189, 172828-172828 (2019-12-01)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is known as a movement disorder due to characteristic motor features. Existing therapies for PD are only symptomatic, and their efficacy decreases as disease progresses. Zebrafish, a vertebrate in which parkinsonism has been modelled, offers unique features...
Selegiline recovers synaptic plasticity in the medial prefrontal cortex and improves corresponding depression-like behavior in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease
Okano M, et al.
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 176-176 (2019)
Dhaval R Kalaria et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 127, 204-212 (2018-02-27)
Effective treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) involves administration of therapeutic agents with complementary mechanisms of action in order to replenish, sustain or substitute endogenous dopamine. The objective of this study was to investigate anodal co-iontophoresis of pramipexole (PRAM; dopamine agonist)...
Dannit Licht et al.
The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology, 68(10), 1278-1289 (2016-07-29)
While bioequivalence between enteric-coated and immediate-release formulations can be achieved in terms of AUC, gastric emptying of enteric-coated dosage forms is a stochastic event, usually leading to lower Cmax values than those observed with the corresponding immediate release. This article...
O Rascol et al.
Lancet (London, England), 365(9463), 947-954 (2005-03-16)
Rasagiline mesylate is a novel drug for Parkinson's disease with selective, irreversible monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitor activity, and is effective as monotherapy in early disease. This study investigated rasagiline efficacy and safety in levodopa-treated patients with Parkinson's disease and...
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) is principally found stored in three main cell types - i) serotonergic neurons in the CNS and in the intestinal myenteric plexus, ii) enterochromaffin cells in the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, and iii) in blood platelets. Metabolism of serotonin is carried out primarily by the outer mitochondrial membrane enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO), which occurs as two molecular subtypes called MAO-A and MAO-B.
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