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A neurosteroid anesthetic that directly activates and potentiates GABAA receptor-activated membrane current (IGABA). Efficacy but not potency is determined by the alpha subunit of the receptor (EC50 values are 1.4, 1.8, 2.1, 2.4 and 2.5 μM for α1β1γ3, α1β1γ1, β1γ1, α2β1γ2L and α1β1γ2L isoforms respectively).
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Maitra et al (1999) Subunit dependent modulation of GABAA receptor function by neuroactive steroids. Brain Res. 819 75 PMID: 10082863
Wegner et al (2007) Auto-modulation of neuroactive steroids on GABAA receptors: a novel pharmacological effect. Neuropharmacology. 52 672 PMID: 17084864
Zecharia et al (2009) The involvement of hypothalamic sleep pathways in general anesthesia: Testing the hypothesis using the GABAA receptor β3N265M knock-in mouse. J.Neurosci. 29 2177 PMID: 19228970
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