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.
Deuterated analog also available.
|Storage||Desiccate at +4°C|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 420.4. 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||2.38 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|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
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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2 Citations for Flupirtine maleate
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Flupirtine maleate include:
Sedivy et al (2015) Role of Kv7 channels in responses of the pulmonary circulation to hypoxia. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 308 L48 PMID: 25361569
Lee et al (2014) Serum starvation-induced voltage-gated potassium channel Kv7.5 expression and its regulation by Sp1 in canine osteosarcoma cells. Int J Mol Sci 15 977 PMID: 24434641
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Used flupirtine to understand how its analgesic effects correlate to its liver injury history. Flupirtine maleate dissloved easily in DMSO and worked nicely in experimental environment The product performed well under study conditions
The Flupirtine maleate worked excellent in study conditions and I would go back to this one everytime I need it. Flupirtine is a non-opioid non-analgesic drug prescribed in some European countries to treat post surgery patients for pain relief. My study involved investigating whether Flupirtine shows BK channel opening properties. Flupirtine works on SK channel and thus it can be speculated that it also works on BK channel to affect neuron excitability. I have used 4 different concentrations of the Flupirtine drug(0.1,1,10 and 100 microgram) to test on HEK 293 cells.NS1619 was used as a standard BK channel opener to compare its channel opening properties.
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