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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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Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 254.28. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree 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||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|
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 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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Epilepsy is a brain disease that affects 60 million people globally. More than 20 anti-seizure drugs are currently available, but these do not address the underlying causes of the condition. This poster summarizes current knowledge about the development of the condition and highlights some approaches that have disease-modifying effects in proof-of-concept studies.