Acamprosate calcium

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Description: GABA agonist; also glutamatergic modulator
Alternative Names: Calcium acetylhomotaurinate
Chemical Name: 3-(Acetylamino)-1-propanesulfonic acid hemicalcium salt
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Biological Activity for Acamprosate calcium

Acamprosate calcium is a GABA receptor agonist and modulator of glutamatergic systems. Reduces alcohol consumption in animal models of alcohol addiction.

Technical Data for Acamprosate calcium

M. Wt 200.24
Formula C5H10NO4S.½ Ca
Storage Desiccate at RT
CAS Number 77337-73-6
PubChem ID 155434
Smiles CC(=O)NCCCS(=O)(=O)[O-].CC(=O)NCCCS(=O)(=O)[O-].[Ca+2]

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Solubility Data for Acamprosate calcium

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 10.01 50

Preparing Stock Solutions for Acamprosate calcium

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 200.24. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.5 mM 9.99 mL 49.94 mL 99.88 mL
2.5 mM 2 mL 9.99 mL 19.98 mL
5 mM 1 mL 4.99 mL 9.99 mL
25 mM 0.2 mL 1 mL 2 mL

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References for Acamprosate calcium

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Spanagel et al (1996) Acamprosate and alcohol: I. Effects on alcohol intake following alcohol deprivation in the rat. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 305 39 PMID: 8813529

Berton et al (1998) Acamprosate enhances N-MthD.-aspartate receptor-mediated neurotransmission but inhibits presynaptic GABA(B) receptors in nucleus accumbens neurons. Alcohol Clin.Exp.Res. 22 183 PMID: 9514305

Popp and Lovinger (2000) Interaction of acampr. with ethanol and spermine on NMDA receptors in primary cultured neurons. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 394 221 PMID: 10771287

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GABA Receptors Scientific Review

GABA Receptors Scientific Review

Written by Ian Martin, Norman Bowery and Susan Dunn, this review provides a history of the GABA receptor, as well as discussing the structure and function of the various subtypes and the clinical potential of receptor modulators; compounds available from Tocris are listed.