Cat. No. 2006
Chemical Name: (2R,4bS,6aS,12bS,12cR,14aS)-5,6,6a,
Biological ActivityPotent blocker of high-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ (BKCa, KCa1.1) channels. Binds to the α-subunit of BKCa (Ki = 1.9 nM for block of currents in α-subunit-expressing oocytes) and enhances binding of charybdotoxin to BKCa channels in vascular smooth muscle. Also inhibits sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (IC50 = 5 - 50 μM).
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Bilmen et al (2002) The mechanism of inhibition of the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase by paxilline. Arch.Biochem.Biophys. 406 55. PMID: 12234490.
Sanchez and McManus (1996) Paxilline inhibition of the alpha-subunit of the high-conductance calcium-activated potassium channel. Neuropharmacology 35 963. PMID: 8938726.
Knaus et al (1994) Tremorgenic indole alkaloids potently inhibit smooth muscle high-conductance calcium-activated potassium channels. Biochemistry 33 5819. PMID: 7514038.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Paxilline include:
Hirono et al (2015) BK Channels Localize to the Paranodal Junction and Regulate Action Potentials in Myelinated Axons of Cerebellar Purkinje Cells. J Neurosci 35 7082. PMID: 25948259.
Kim et al (2015) Astrocyte contributions to flow/pressure-evoked parenchymal arteriole vasoconstriction. J Neurophysiol 35 8245. PMID: 26019339.
Lai et al (2014) BK channels regulate sinoatrial node firing rate and cardiac pacing in vivo. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 307 H1327. PMID: 25172903.
Montgomery et al (2013) Mis-expression of the BK K(+) channel disrupts suprachiasmatic nucleus circuit rhythmicity and alters clock-controlled behavior. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 304 C299. PMID: 23174562.
Wan et al (2013) Reduced vascular smooth muscle BK channel current underlies heart failure-induced vasoconstriction in mice. Nat Commun 27 1859. PMID: 23325318.
Gittis et al (2010) Mechanisms of sustained high firing rates in two classes of vestibular nucleus neurons: differential contributions of resurgent Na, Kv3, and BK currents. J Neurosci 104 1625. PMID: 20592126.
Pyott et al (2004) Extrasynaptic localization of inactivating calcium-activated potassium channels in mouse inner hair cells. FASEB J 24 9469. PMID: 15509733.
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