Dantrolene, sodium salt

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Cat.No. 0507 - Dantrolene, sodium salt | C14H9N4NaO5 | CAS No. 14663-23-1
Description: Ca2+ release inhibitor
Chemical Name: 1-[[[5-(4-Nitrophenyl)-2-furanyl]methylene]amino]-2,4-imidazolinedione sodium salt
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (3)

Biological Activity

Inhibits release of Ca2+ from sarcoplasmic reticulum via inhibition of ryanodine receptor (RYR) channels. Displays selectivity for RYR1 and RYR3 over RYR2. Protective against the effects of a variety of conditions and agents, including excitatory amino acids. Skeletal muscle relaxant and neuroprotectant.

Technical Data

M. Wt 336.23
Formula C14H9N4NaO5
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 14663-23-1
PubChem ID 6604100
Smiles O=C([N-]3)N(CC3=O)/N=C/C1=CC=C(C2=CC=C([N+]([O-])=O)C=C2)O1.[Na+]

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 3.36 10

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 336.23. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.97 mL 14.87 mL 29.74 mL
5 mM 0.59 mL 2.97 mL 5.95 mL
10 mM 0.3 mL 1.49 mL 2.97 mL
50 mM 0.06 mL 0.3 mL 0.59 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Hotchkiss and Karl (1994) Dantrolene ameliorates the metabolic hallmarks of sepsis in rats and improves survival in a mouse model of endotoxemia. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A. 91 3039 PMID: 8159702

O'Mara et al (1995) Dantrolene inhibits long-term depression and depotentiation of synaptic transmission in the rat dentate gyrus. Neuroscience 68 621 PMID: 8577362

Zhao et al (2001) Dantrolene inhibition of ryanodine receptor Ca2+ release channels. J.Biol.Chem. 276 13810 PMID: 11278295

Merck Index 12 2879 PMID:

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3 Citations for Dantrolene, sodium salt

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Dantrolene, sodium salt include:

Efthymiou et al (2015) Rescue of an in vitro neuron phenotype identified in Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons by modulating the WNT pathway and calcium signaling. Int J Mol Sci 4 230 PMID: 25637190

Lin et al (2015) Palmitoylethanolamide inhibits glutamate release in rat cerebrocortical nerve terminals. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 16 5555 PMID: 25768340

Wieland et al (2006) Efficient intracellular multiplication of Legionella pneumophila in human monocytes requires functional host cell L-type calcium channels. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 47 296 PMID: 16831218

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