Cat. No. 1652
Biological ActivityPrototypical potent and highly selective inhibitor of the small-conductance Ca2+-activated K+-channel (KCa2, SK). Blocks medium after-hyperpolarization in vitro and is brain penetrant and convulsive in vivo.
(Modifications: Disulfide bridge between 1 - 11, 3 - 15, His-18 = C-terminal amide)
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Apamin include:
Sargin et al (2016) Chronic social isolation reduces 5-HT neuronal activity via upregulated SK3 calcium-activated potassium channels Elife 5 e21416. PMID: 27874831.
Henry et al (2015) Cell type-specific transcriptomics of hypothalamic energy-sensing neuron responses to weight-loss. Mol Pain 4. PMID: 26329458.
Lee et al (2015) The role of K+ conductances in regulating membrane excitability in human gastric corpus smooth muscle. FASEB J 308 G625. PMID: 25591864.
Rau et al (2015) Increased Basolateral Amygdala Pyramidal Cell Excitability May Contribute to the Anxiogenic Phenotype Induced by Chronic Early-Life Stress. Heart Rhythm 35 9730. PMID: 26134655.
Thompson et al (2015) Small-conductance calcium-activated potassium (SK) channels in the amygdala mediate pain-inhibiting effects of clinically available riluzole in a rat model of arthritis pain. J Neurosci 11 51. PMID: 26311432.
Zachary and Fuchs (2015) Re-Emergent Inhibition of Cochlear Inner Hair Cells in a Mouse Model of Hearing Loss. J Neurosci 35 9701. PMID: 26134652.
Yu et al (2014) Apamin does not inhibit human cardiac Na+ current, L-type Ca2+ current or other major K+ currents. J Neurosci 9 e96691. PMID: 24798465.
Alpert and Alford (2013) Synaptic NMDA receptor-dependent Ca2+ entry drives membrane potential and Ca2+ oscillations in spinal ventral horn neurons. PLoS One 8 e63154. PMID: 23646190.
Hsueh et al (2013) Proarrhythmic effect of blocking the small conductance calcium activated potassium channel in isolated canine left atrium. Elife 10 891. PMID: 23376397.
Turker et al (2013) Amiodarone inhibits apamin-sensitive potassium currents. PLoS One 8 e70450. PMID: 23922993.
Few et al (2012) Asynchronous Ca2+ current conducted by voltage-gated Ca2+ (CaV)-2.1 and CaV2.2 channels and its implications for asynchronous neurotransmitter release. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109 E452. PMID: 22308469.
Chan and Cipolla (2011) Relaxin causes selective outward remodeling of brain parenchymal arterioles via activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ. Sci Rep 25 3229. PMID: 21602449.
Geier et al (2011) Dynamic interplay of excitatory and inhibitory coupling modes of neuronal L-type calcium channels. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 300 C937. PMID: 21228322.
Meredith et al (2011) Postnatal expression of an apamin-sensitive k(ca) current in vestibular calyx terminals. J Membr Biol 244 81. PMID: 22057903.
Zemkova et al (2011) Norepinephrine causes a biphasic change in mammalian pinealocye membrane potential: role of alpha1B-adrenoreceptors, phospholipase C, and Ca2+. Endocrinology 152 3842. PMID: 21828176.
Lamy et al (2010) Allosteric block of KCa2 channels by apamin. J Neurosci 285 27067. PMID: 20562108.
Villalobos and Andrade (2010) Visinin-like neuronal calcium sensor proteins regulate the slow calcium-activated afterhyperpolarizing current in the rat cerebral cortex. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 30 14361. PMID: 20980592.
Han et al (2007) Dopaminergic modulation of spinal neuronal excitability. J Biol Chem 27 13192. PMID: 18045913.
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