Riluzole hydrochloride

Cat. No. 0768

Riluzole hydrochloride C8H5F3N2OS.HCl [850608-87-6]

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Chemical Name: 2-Amino-6-trifluoromethoxybenzothiazole hydrochloride

Biological Activity

Psychotropic agent with anticonvulsant, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anti-ischemic and anesthetic properties. Inhibits glutamate release from presynaptic terminals and increases Na+-dependent glutamate uptake in rat cortical synaptosomes. Blocks voltage-dependent Na+ channels and inhibits GABA uptake by striatal synaptosomes; neuroprotective.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 10 mM in water with gentle warming
>98 %
Store at RT

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Fumagalli et al (2008) Riluzole enhances the activity of glutamate transporters GLAST, GLT1 and EAAC1. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 578 171. PMID: 18036519.

Song et al (1997) Differential action of riluzole on tetrodotoxin-sensitive and tetrodotoxin-resistant sodium channels. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 282 707. PMID: 9262334.

Taylor and Meldrum (1995) Na+ channels as targets for neuroprotective drugs. TiPS 16 309. PMID: 7482996.

Umeniya and Berger (1995) Inhibition by riluzole of glycinergic postsynaptic currents in rat hypoglossal motoneurones. Br.J.Pharmacol. 116 3227. PMID: 8719800.

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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Riluzole hydrochloride include:

Du et al (2015) Generation and expansion of highly pure motor neuron progenitors from human pluripotent stem cells. Nat Commun 6 6626. PMID: 25806427.

Du et al (2015) Generation and expansion of highly pure motor neuron progenitors from human pluripotent stem cells. Nat.Commun. 6 6626. PMID: 25806427.

Rosenberg et al (2015) Targeting Glutamatergic Signaling and the PI3 Kinase Pathway to Halt Melanoma Progression. Front Neural Circuits 8 42614. PMID: 25749171.

Veettil et al (2014) Glutamate secretion and metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 expression during Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection promotes cell proliferation. PLoS Pathog 10 e1004389. PMID: 25299066.

Viemari et al (2013) β-Noradrenergic receptor activation specifically modulates the generation of sighs in vivo and in vitro. Neurochem Int 7 179. PMID: 24273495.

Carbone et al (2012) Riluzole elevates GLT-1 activity and levels in striatal astrocytes. BMC Neurosci 60 42613. PMID: 22080156.

Carbone et al (2012) Riluzole neuroprotection in a Parkinson's disease model involves suppression of reactive astrocytosis but not GLT-1 regulation. Cells 13 38. PMID: 22480308.

Le et al (2010) The glutamate release inhibitor Riluzole decreases migration, invasion, and proliferation of melanoma cells. J Invest Dermatol 130 2240. PMID: 20505744.

Morgado-Valle et al (2010) Glycinergic pacemaker neurons in preBötzinger complex of neonatal mouse. J Neurosci 30 3634. PMID: 20219997.

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