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Description: Active metabolite of oxcarbazepine (Cat. No. 3864)
Alternative Names: GP 47779
Chemical Name: 10,11-Dihydro-10-hydroxy-5H-dibenz(Z)[b,f]azepin-5-carboxamide
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
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Biological Activity for Licarbazepine

Licarbazepine is an active metabolite of oxcarbazepine (Cat. No. 3864). Produces dose-dependent inhibition of glutamatergic excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSPs). Displays anticonvulsant activity; exhibits minor potentiation of GABAA receptor currents.

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Technical Data for Licarbazepine

M. Wt 254.28
Formula C15H14N2O2
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 29331-92-8
PubChem ID 114709
Smiles NC(N2C1=CC=CC=C1C(O)CC3=C2C=CC=C3)=O

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Solubility Data for Licarbazepine

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 25.43 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for Licarbazepine

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.93 mL 19.66 mL 39.33 mL
5 mM 0.79 mL 3.93 mL 7.87 mL
10 mM 0.39 mL 1.97 mL 3.93 mL
50 mM 0.08 mL 0.39 mL 0.79 mL

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References for Licarbazepine

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

Calabresi et al (1995) Action of GP 47779, the active metabolite of oxcarbazepine, on the corticostriatal system. I. Modulation of corticostriatal synaptic transmission. Epilepsia 36 990 PMID: 7555963

Benes et al (1999) Anticonvulsant and sodium channel-blocking properties of novel 10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide derivatives. J.Med.Chem. 42 2582 PMID: 10411478

Zheng et al (2009) Oxcarbazepine, not its active metabolite, potentiates GABAA activation and aggravates absence seizures. Epilepsia 50 83 PMID: 18717705

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Inhibiting currents through Nav1.5 voltage gated sodium channel.
By Theresa Leslie on 05/08/2020
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human
Cell Line/Tissue: HEK293-Nav1.5

Inhibiting currents through voltage gated sodium channel Nav1.5 in HEK-293-Nav1.5 cells. We used it at a concentration of 300 micromolar.

A stock solution of 100 mM in DMSO was used.

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