Cat. No. 1471
Chemical Name: (R)-1-(1-Phenylethyl)-1H-imidazole-
Biological ActivityGeneral anesthetic with GABA modulatory and GABA-mimetic actions; selectively interacts with β2- and β3-subunit containing GABAA receptors. Short acting and potent hypnotic, with low toxicity.
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Moody et al (1998) Distinct structural requirements for the direct and indirect actions of the anaesthetic etomidate at GABAA receptors. Toxicol.Lett. 100-101 209. PMID: 10049144.
Belelli et al (1997) The interaction of the general anesthetic etomidate with the γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor is influenced by a single amino acid. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A. 94 11031. PMID: 9380754.
Giese et al (1983) Etomidate: a new intravenous anesthetic induction agent. Pharmacother. 3 251. PMID: 6359080.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Etomidate include:
Rodgers et al (2015) Etomidate Impairs Long-Term Potentiation In Vitro by Targeting α5-Subunit Containing GABAA Receptors on Nonpyramidal Cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 35 9707. PMID: 26134653.
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