XE 991 dihydrochloride
Cat. No. 2000
Chemical Name: 10,10-bis(4-Pyridinylmethyl)-9(10H)
Biological ActivityPotent and selective blocker of KV7 (KCNQ) voltage-gated potassium channels. Blocks KV7.2+7.3 (KCNQ2+3) / M-currents (IC50 = 0.6 - 0.98 μM) and KV7.1 (KCNQ1) homomeric channels (IC50 = 0.75 μM) but is less potent against KV7.1/minK channels (IC50 = 11.1 μM). Augments hippocampal ACh release and is a cognitive enhancer following oral administration in vivo.
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Passmore et al (2003) KCNQ/M currents in sensory neurons: significance for pain therapy. J.Neurosci. 23 7227. PMID: 12904483.
Wang et al (2000) Molecular basis for differential sensitivity of KCNQ and IKs channels to the cognitive enhancer XE991. Mol.Pharmacol. 57 1218. PMID: 10825393.
Wang et al (1998) KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 potassium channel subunits: molecular correlates of the M-channel. Science 282 1890. PMID: 9836639.
Zaczek et al (1998) Two new potent neurotransmitter release enhancers, 10,10-bis(4-pyridinylmethyl)-9(10H)-anthracenone and 10,10-bis(2-fluoro-4-pyridinylmethyl)-9(10H)-anthracenone: comparison to linopirdine. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 285 724. PMID: 9580619.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for XE 991 dihydrochloride include:
Robbins et al (2013) Effects of KCNQ2 gene truncation on M-type Kv7 potassium currents. PLoS One 8 e71809. PMID: 23977150.
He et al (2012) Increased Kv1 channel expression may contribute to decreased sIPSC frequency following chronic inhibition of NR2B-containing NMDAR. Neuropsychopharmacology 37 1338. PMID: 22218089.
Leitner et al (2012) Restoration of ion channel function in deafness-causing KCNQ4 mutants by synthetic channel openers. Br J Pharmacol 165 2244. PMID: 21951272.
Passmore et al (2012) Functional significance of M-type potassium channels in nociceptive cutaneous sensory endings. Front Mol Neurosci 5 63. PMID: 22593734.
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.
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.
Zhang et al (2011) AKAP79/150 signal complexes in G-protein modulation of neuronal ion channels. J Neurosci 31 7199. PMID: 21562284.
Xu et al (2009) MinK-dependent internalization of the IKs potassium channel. Cardiovasc Res 82 430. PMID: 19202166.
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