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Activator of large-conductance Ca2+-activated potassium channels (BKCa, KCa1.1). Exhibits no modulatory effect on a variety of K+ (KV), Na+ and Ca2+ currents at concentrations <10 μM. Alters gating kinetics, but does not affect single channel conductance. Shown to bind BKCa in open and closed conformations; thought to bind the α subunit.
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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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 511.24. 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||1.96 mL||9.78 mL||19.56 mL|
|5 mM||0.39 mL||1.96 mL||3.91 mL|
|10 mM||0.2 mL||0.98 mL||1.96 mL|
|50 mM||0.04 mL||0.2 mL||0.39 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Layne et al (2009) BK channel activation by NS11021 decreases excitability and contractility of urinary bladder smooth muscle. Am.J.Physiol.Regul.Integr.Comp.Physiol. 298 R378 PMID: 19923353
Bentzen et al (2007) The small molecule NS11021 is a potent and specific activator of Ca2+-activated big-conductance K+ channels. Mol.Pharmacol. 72 1033 PMID: 17636045
Kun et al (2009) NS11021, a novel opener of large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channels, enhances erectile responses in rats. Br.J.Pharmacol. 158 1465 PMID: 19845682
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Bellono (2017) Molecular basis of ancestral vertebrate electroreception. Nature 543 391 PMID: 28264196
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The following concentrations we were used:1 μM Bay K, 10 μM nifedipine, 10 μM nimodipine, 300 nM omega -agatoxin, 1 μM omega -conotoxin, 5 μM mibefradil, 1 μM tetrodotoxin, 1 μM charybdotoxin, 100 nM iberiotoxin, 10 μM NS11021.
NS 11021 was used as a standard BK channel opener as it is an activator of large-conductance Ca2+-activated potassium channels (BKCa, KCa1.1). It performed well under lab conditions. Needs to be dissolved in organic solvent, ethanol and DMSO are good options for that.
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