Flufenamic acid

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Cat.No. 4522 - Flufenamic acid | C14H10F3NO2 | CAS No. 530-78-9
Description: Calcium-activated chloride channel blocker; NSAID. Also activates TRPC6
Chemical Name: 2-[[3-(Trifluoromethyl)phenyl]amino]benzoic acid
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Inhibits calcium-activated chloride channels (CaCCs). Also increases currents through TRPC6 channels and inhibits currents through TRPC3 and TRPC7 channels.

Technical Data

M. Wt 281.23
Formula C14H10F3NO2
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 530-78-9
PubChem ID 3371
Smiles O=C(C1=C(NC2=CC=CC(C(F)(F)F)=C2)C=CC=C1)O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 28.12 100
ethanol 28.12 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.56 mL 17.78 mL 35.56 mL
5 mM 0.71 mL 3.56 mL 7.11 mL
10 mM 0.36 mL 1.78 mL 3.56 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.36 mL 0.71 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Tu et al (2009) Diacylglycerol analogues activate second messenger-operated calcium channels exhibiting TRPC-like properties in cortical neurons. J.Neurochem. 108 126 PMID: 19094061

Foster et al (2009) Flufenamic acid is a tool for investigating TRPC6-mediated calcium signalling in human conditionally immortalised podocytes and HEK293 cells. Cell Calcium 45 384 PMID: 19232718

Chi et al (2011) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug flufenamic acid is a potent activator of AMP-activated protein kinase. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 339 257 PMID: 21765041

White and Aylwin (1990) Niflumic and flufenamic acids are potent reversible blockers of Ca2(+)-activated Cl- channels in Xenopus oocytes. Mol.Pharmacol. 37 720 PMID: 1692608

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