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Discontinued ProductLithium carbonate (Cat. No. 4740) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Biological Activity for Lithium carbonate
Lithium carbonate is a mood stabilizer; thought to act by reducing catecholamine neurotransmitter concentration, through an effect on the Na+/K+ ATPase pump. Effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Inhibits GSK-3 in vivo.
Technical Data for Lithium carbonate
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References for Lithium carbonate
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Lenox and Hahn (2000) Overview of the mechanism of action of Li in the brain: fifty-year update. J.Clin.Psychiatry 61 5 PMID: 10826655
Gould et al (2004) In vivo evidence in the brain for Li inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3. Neuropsychopharmacology 29 32 PMID: 12942141
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1 Citation for Lithium carbonate
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Lithium carbonate include:
Irene et al (2018) Automatic quantification of juvenile zebrafish aggression. J Neurosci Methods 296 23-31 PMID: 29274793
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Guinea pig ventricular cardiomyocytes were patched and stimulated at a 1 Hz frequency to record action potentials before and after Li2CO3 (10 and 30 µM). Li2CO3 significantly prolonged action potential duration at 20% and 90% repolarization levels.
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