α-Conotoxin PIA

Cat. No. 3121

a-Conotoxin PIA Arg-Asp-Pro-Cys-Cys-Ser-Asn-Pro-Val-Cys-Thr-Val-His-Asn-Pro-Gln-Ile-Cys-NH2

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Biological Activity

Selective antagonist of α6-containing nicotinic receptors that discriminates between the closely related α6 and α3 subunits (IC50 values are 0.95 and 74.2 nM for rat α6/α3β2β3 and α3β2 receptors respectively).

Licensing Information

Sold under license from University of Utah

Technical Data

M.Wt:
1981.3
Formula:
C79H125N27O25S4
Sequence:
RDPCCSNPVCTVHNPQIC

(Modifications: Cys-18 - C-terminal amide, Disulfide bridge between 4 - 10, 5 - 18)

Solubility:
Soluble to 2 mg/ml in water
Storage:
Store at -20°C
CAS No:
669050-68-4

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.

Certificate of Analysis / Product Datasheet / Safety Data Sheet

Azam and McIntosh (2005) Effect of novel α-Conotoxins on nicotine-stimulated [3H]Dopamine release from rat striatal synaptosomes. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 312 231. PMID: 15316087.

Chi et al (2005) Solution structure of α-conotoxin PIA, a novel antagonist of α6 subunit containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Biochem.Biophys.Res.Comms. 338 1990.

Dowell et al (2003) α-Conotoxin PIA is selective for α6 subunit-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. J.Neurosci. 23 8445. PMID: 13679412.

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