Potent and selective Iks channel blocker (IC50 values are 10.5 and 34 nM in canine and guinea pig ventricular myocytes respectively). Selectively inhibits IKs currents over IKr, IKI, Ito and L-type Ca2+ channel currents. Also has little or no effect on Kv11.1 Kv1.5, Kv1.3, Kir2.1 and HCN2 channel currents. Potentiates E-4031-induced arrhythmias in vivo.
|Storage||Store at RT|
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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 411.44. 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||2.43 mL||12.15 mL||24.3 mL|
|5 mM||0.49 mL||2.43 mL||4.86 mL|
|10 mM||0.24 mL||1.22 mL||2.43 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.24 mL||0.49 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Gerlach et al (2001) Synthesis and activity of novel and selective I(Ks)-channel blockers. J.Med.Chem. 44 3831 PMID: 11689069
Michael et al (2007) Potentiation of E-4031-induced torsade de pointes by HMR1556 or ATX-II is not predicted by action potential short-term variability or triangulation. Br.J.Pharmacol 152 1215 PMID: 17965747
Thomas et al (2003) HMR 1556, a potent and selective blocker of slowly activating delayed rectifier potassium current. J.Cardiovasc.Pharmacol. 41 140 PMID: 12500032
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