QAQ dichloride

Cat. No. 5470

QAQ dichloride C28H44Cl2N6O2

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Chemical Name: 2,2'-[1,2-Diazenediylbis(4,1-phenyleneimino)bis[N,N,N-triethyl-2-oxo-ethanaminium] dichloride

Biological Activity

Photoswitchable Nav, Cav and Kv channel blocker. Blocks channels in the trans conformation. Switches conformation from cis to trans at 500 nm and trans to cis at 380 nm. Normally membrane impermeant, but enters nociceptive neurons via ion channels activated by noxious stimuli, particularly TRPV1. Exhibits optically reversible local anesthesia in rats.

Technical Data

Soluble to 50 mM in water
>98 %
Store at -20°C

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Mourot et al (2012) Rapid optical control of nociception with an ion-channel photoswitch. Nat.Methods 9 396. PMID: 22343342.

Banghart MR et al (2009) Photochromic blockers of voltage-gated potassium channels. Angew.Chem.Int.Ed. 48 9097. PMID: 19882609.

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