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

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Store at RT

The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

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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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