Riluzole hydrochloride

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Cat.No. 0768 - Riluzole hydrochloride | C8H5F3N2OS.HCl | CAS No. 850608-87-6
Description: GABA uptake inhibitor. Also glutamate release inhibitor
Chemical Name: 2-Amino-6-trifluoromethoxybenzothiazole hydrochloride
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (9)

Biological Activity

Psychotropic agent with anticonvulsant, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anti-ischemic and anesthetic properties. 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; neuroprotective.

Technical Data

M. Wt 270.66
Formula C8H5F3N2OS.HCl
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 50608-87-6
PubChem ID 6419992
Smiles Cl.NC1=NC2=CC=C(OC(F)(F)F)C=C2S1

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Solubility Data

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

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
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 are publications that support the products' biological activity.

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

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Keywords: Glutamate release inhibitors inhibits GABA uptake Na+ channel blockers glutamate mGlur Receptors Metabotropic Sodium NaV Channels voltage-gated voltage-dependent iGlu Ionotropic BGT-1 GAT Transporters Monoamine Neurotransmitter neuroprotective GABA Transporters

9 Citations for Riluzole hydrochloride

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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