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Description: Reversible photoactive TRPA1 activator
Chemical Name: 5-[[2,5-Dimethyl-1-(3-pyridinyl)-1H-pyrrol-3-yl]methylene]-2-thioxo-4-thiazolidinone
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Citations (3)

Biological Activity for Optovin

Optovin is a reversible photoactive TRPA1 activator. Stimulates human TRPA1 channels in vitro and enables repeated photoactivation of motor behaviors in wild-type zebrafish (EC50 = 2 μM) and mice, in vivo.

Technical Data for Optovin

M. Wt 315.41
Formula C15H13N3OS2
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 348575-88-2
PubChem ID 1365101
Smiles S=C(N2)S/C(C2=O)=C/C1=C(C)N(C3=CN=CC=C3)C(C)=C1

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Solubility Data for Optovin

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 31.54 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.17 mL 15.85 mL 31.7 mL
5 mM 0.63 mL 3.17 mL 6.34 mL
10 mM 0.32 mL 1.59 mL 3.17 mL
50 mM 0.06 mL 0.32 mL 0.63 mL

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References for Optovin

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

Kokel et al (2013) Photochemical activation of TRPA1 channels in neurons and animals. Nat.Chem.Biol. 9 257 PMID: 23396078

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3 Citations for Optovin

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

Jon et al (2021) Enteroendocrine cells sense bacterial tryptophan catabolites to activate enteric and vagal neuronal pathways. Cell Host Microbe 29 179-196.e9 PMID: 33352109

Sandy et al (2022) Social isolation modulates appetite and avoidance behavior via a common oxytocinergic circuit in larval zebrafish. Nat Commun 13 2573 PMID: 35545618

James A et al (2019) Zebrafish oxytocin neurons drive nocifensive behavior via brainstem premotor targets. Nat Neurosci 22 1477-1492 PMID: 31358991

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