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Lithium carbonate

Cat. No. 4740

Lithium carbonate Li2CO3 [554-13-2]

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Chemical Name: Carbonic acid dilithium salt

Biological Activity

Mood stabilizer; thought to act by reducing catecholamine neurotransmitter concentration, through an effect on the Na+/K+ ATPase pump. Effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Inhibits GSK-3 in vivo.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
73.89
Formula:
Li2CO3
Solubility:
Soluble to 100 mM in water
Storage:
Store at RT
CAS No:
554-13-2

The technical data provided above is for guidance only.
For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

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References

Lenox and Hahn (2000) Overview of the mechanism of action of lithium in the brain: fifty-year update. J.Clin.Psychiatry 61 5. PMID: 10826655.

Gould et al (2004) In vivo evidence in the brain for lithium inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3. Neuropsychopharmacology 29 32. PMID: 12942141.

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Keywords: Lithium carbonate, supplier, Mood, stabilizers, sodium, potassium, Na+/K+, ATPase, pumps, bipolar

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