Riluzole hydrochloride

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Description: GABA uptake inhibitor; also inhibits glutamate release and blocks NaV channels
Chemical Name: 2-Amino-6-trifluoromethoxybenzothiazole hydrochloride
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (15)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for Riluzole hydrochloride

Inhibits glutamate release from presynaptic terminals and increases Na+-dependent glutamate uptake in rat cortical synaptosomes. Blocks voltage-dependent Na+ channels and inhibits GABA uptake by striatal synaptosomes. Also activates TRPC5 channels. Psychotropic agent with anticonvulsant, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anti-ischemic, anesthetic and neuroprotective properties.

Technical Data for Riluzole hydrochloride

M. Wt 270.66
Formula C8H5F3N2OS.HCl
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 850608-87-6
PubChem ID 6419992
Smiles Cl.NC1=NC2=CC=C(OC(F)(F)F)C=C2S1

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Solubility Data for Riluzole hydrochloride

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 27.07 100
water 2.71 10 with gentle warming

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1 mM 3.69 mL 18.47 mL 36.95 mL
5 mM 0.74 mL 3.69 mL 7.39 mL
10 mM 0.37 mL 1.85 mL 3.69 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.37 mL 0.74 mL

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References for Riluzole hydrochloride

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Fumagalli et al (2008) Riluzole enhances the activity of glutamate transporters GLAST, GLT1 and EAAC1. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 578 171 PMID: 18036519

Song et al (1997) Differential action of Riluzole on tetrodotoxin-sensitive and tetrodotoxin-resistant sodium channels. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 282 707 PMID: 9262334

Taylor and Meldrum (1995) Na+ channels as targets for neuroprotective drugs. TiPS 16 309 PMID: 7482996

Umeniya and Berger (1995) Inhibition by Riluzole of glycinergic postsynaptic currents in rat hypoglossal motoneurones. Br.J.Pharmacol. 116 3227 PMID: 8719800

Richter et al (2014) Riluzole activates TRPC5 channels independently of PLC activity. Br.J.Pharmacol. 171 158 PMID: 24117252

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15 Citations for Riluzole hydrochloride

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

Sperling et al (2017) Riluzole: a potential therapeutic intervention in human brain tumor stem-like cells. Oncotarget 8 96697 PMID: 29228563

Veettil et al (2014) Glutamate secretion and metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 expression during Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection promotes cell proliferation. PLoS Pathog 10 e1004389 PMID: 25299066

Du et al (2015) Generation and expansion of highly pure motor neuron progenitors from human pluripotent stem cells. Nat.Commun. 6 6626 PMID: 25806427

Dolfi et al (2017) R.zole exerts distinct antitumor effects from a metabotropic glutamate receptor 1-specific inhibitor on breast cancer cells. Oncotarget 8 44639 PMID: 28591718

Rosenberg et al (2015) Targeting Glutamatergic Signaling and the PI3 Kinase Pathway to Halt Melanoma Progression. Front Neural Circuits 8 42614 PMID: 25749171

Park et al (2013) Slowly inactivating component of Na+ current in peri-somatic region of hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons. J Neurophysiol 109 1378 PMID: 23236005

Morgado-Valle et al (2010) Glycinergic pacemaker neurons in preBötzinger complex of neonatal mouse. J Neurosci 30 3634 PMID: 20219997

Le et al (2010) The glutamate release inhibitor R.zole decreases migration, invasion, and proliferation of melanoma cells. J Invest Dermatol 130 2240 PMID: 20505744

Zhang et al (2018) Pauses in Cholinergic Interneuron Activity Are Driven by Excitatory Input and Delayed Rectification, with DA Modulation. Neuron 98 918 PMID: 29754751

Shin et al (2018) Participation of xCT in melanoma cell proliferation in vitro and tumorigenesis in vivo. Oncogenesis 7 86 PMID: 30425240

Sexton et al (2018) Metabotropic glutamate receptor-1 regulates inflammation in triple negative breast cancer. Sci Rep 8 16008 PMID: 30375476

Carbone et al (2012) R.zole elevates GLT-1 activity and levels in striatal astrocytes. BMC Neurosci 60 42613 PMID: 22080156

Carbone et al (2012) R.zole neuroprotection in a Parkinson's disease model involves suppression of reactive astrocytosis but not GLT-1 regulation. Cells 13 38 PMID: 22480308

Du et al (2015) Generation and expansion of highly pure motor neuron progenitors from human pluripotent stem cells. Nat Commun 6 6626 PMID: 25806427

Viemari et al (2013) β-Noradrenergic receptor activation specifically modulates the generation of sighs in vivo and in vitro. Neurochem Int 7 179 PMID: 24273495

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