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Description: Potent positive allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors
Alternative Names: CCD 1042
Chemical Name: (3α,5α)-3-Hydroxy-3-methyl-pregnan-20-one
Citations (1)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for Ganaxolone

Ganaxolone is a potent positive allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors. Enhances GABA-evoked chloride currents in Xenopus oocytes expressing GABAA receptors (EC50 values are 94, 122 and 213 nM for α2β1γ2L, α3β1γ2L and α1β1γ2L receptors respectively). Exerts anticonvulsive effects in a broad range of animal seizure models.

Technical Data for Ganaxolone

M. Wt 332.53
Formula C22H36O2
Storage Store at +4°C
CAS Number 38398-32-2
PubChem ID 6918305
Smiles O[C@]1(C)CC[C@@]2(C)[C@](CC[C@]3([H])[C@@]([H])2CC[C@@]4(C)[C@]([H])3CC[C@@H]4[C@](C)=O)([H])C1

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Solubility Data for Ganaxolone

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 3.33 10 with gentle warming
ethanol 6.65 20

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.2 mM 15.04 mL 75.18 mL 150.36 mL
1 mM 3.01 mL 15.04 mL 30.07 mL
2 mM 1.5 mL 7.52 mL 15.04 mL
10 mM 0.3 mL 1.5 mL 3.01 mL

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Product Datasheets for Ganaxolone

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References for Ganaxolone

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Carter et al (1997) Characterization of the anticonvulsive properties of ganaxolone (CCD 1044; 3α-hydroxy-3β-methyl-5α-pregnan-20-one), a selective, high affinity, steroid modulator of the γ-aminobutyric acidA receptor. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 280 1284 PMID: 9067315

Lyden et al (2000) Effect of ganaxolone in a rodent model of cerebral hematoma. Stroke 31 169 PMID: 10625734

Ungard et al (2000) Modification of behavioral effects of drugs in mice by neuroactive steroids. Psychopharmacology 148 336 PMID: 10928304

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1 Citation for Ganaxolone

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Asiedu et al (2012) Modulation of spinal GABAergic analgesia by inhibition of chloride extrusion capacity in mice. J Pain 13 546 PMID: 22537560

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GABA Receptors Scientific Review

GABA Receptors Scientific Review

Written by Ian Martin, Norman Bowery and Susan Dunn, this review provides a history of the GABA receptor, as well as discussing the structure and function of the various subtypes and the clinical potential of receptor modulators; compounds available from Tocris are listed.

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