Non-opioid analgesic with muscle relaxant properties. Activates KV7 potassium channels, indirectly antagonizes NMDA receptors and modulates GABAA receptors. Exhibits neuroprotective actions in a model of cerebral ischemia in mice and reduces apoptosis and necrosis induced by noxious stimuli.
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|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||2.38 mL||11.89 mL||23.79 mL|
|5 mM||0.48 mL||2.38 mL||4.76 mL|
|10 mM||0.24 mL||1.19 mL||2.38 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.24 mL||0.48 mL|
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Osborne et al (1998) Flupirtine, a nonopioid centrally acting analgesic, acts as an NMDA antagonist. Gen.Pharmacol. 30 255 PMID: 9510072
Azad et al (2004) The potassium channel modulator flupirtine shifts the frequency-response function of hippocampal synapses to favour LTD in mice. Neurosci.Lett. 370 186 PMID: 15488320
Yeung et al (2007) Molecular expression and pharmacological identification of a role for Kv7 channels in murine vascular reactivity. Br.J.Pharmacol. 151 758 PMID: 17519950
Klinger (2012) Concomitant facilitation of GABAA receptors and KV7 channels by the non-opioid analgesic flupirtine. Br.J.Pharmacol. 166 1631 PMID: 22188423
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Keywords: K+ channel activators Indirect NMDA receptors antagonists Potassium Channels kv7 GABA GABAA Glutamate Receptors N-Methyl-D-Aspartate iGluR Ionotropic D9998 D 9998 Voltage-Gated Potassium Channels
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