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Cat.No. 2147 - Nicorandil | C8H9N3O4 | CAS No. 65141-46-0
Description: Kir6 (KATP) channel opener and NO donor
Chemical Name: N-[2-(Nitrooxy)ethyl]-3-pyridinecarboxamide
Citations (1)
Reviews (1)
Literature (3)

Biological Activity for Nicorandil

Kir6 (KATP) channel opener and NO donor; antianginal agent. Preferentially activates SUR2B- versus SUR2A-containing Kir6 channels (EC50 values are 10 and > 500 μM respectively) and causes 1.6-fold increase in cardiac eNOS expression. Displays coronary and peripheral vasodilatory properties, reduces both pre- and after-load, and increases coronary blood flow. Also displays cardioprotective effects, possibly through ischemic preconditioning.

Technical Data for Nicorandil

M. Wt 211.18
Formula C8H9N3O4
Storage Desiccate at +4°C
CAS Number 65141-46-0
PubChem ID 47528
Smiles [O-][N+](=O)OCCNC(=O)C1=CC=CN=C1

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References for Nicorandil

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

Shindo et al (1998) SUR2 subtype (A and B)-dependent differential activation of the cloned ATP-sensitive K+ channels by pinacidil and nicorandil. Br.J.Pharmacol. 124 985 PMID: 9692785

Horinaka et al (2001) Nicorandil enhances cardiac endothelial nitric oxide synthase expression via activation of adenosine triphosphate-sensitive K channel in rat. J.Cardiovasc.Pharmacol. 38 200 PMID: 11483869

Gomma et al (2001) Potassium channel openers in myocardial ischaemia: therapeutic potential of nicorandil. Drugs 61 1705 PMID: 11693460

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1 Citation for Nicorandil

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Nicorandil include:

Killeen et al (2008) Effects of potassium channel openers in the isolated perfused hypokalaemic murine heart. Acta Physiol (Oxf) 193 25 PMID: 18005217

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Nicorandil was used to study Kca1.1 channels.
By Sadequl Islam on 11/27/2018
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human

Nicorandil was used to study Kca1.1 channels which are are voltage-gated potassium channels that conduct large amounts of potassium ions (K+) across the cell membrane. To understand neuronal excitability modulated by BK channel opening, Nicorandil was introduced into the cell line.

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