Cx43 hemichannel blocker (IC50 ~7 μM). No significant affinity for gap junctions or Panx1 channels. N-terminal transactivator of transcription (TAT) motif promotes membrane permeability and increases inhibitory effect of Gap19 (Cat. No. 5353). Active in vivo. Brain penetrant.
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|Solubility||Soluble to 1 mg/ml in water|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Abudara et al (2014) The connexin43 mimetic peptide Gap19 inhibits hemichannels without altering gap junctional communication in astrocytes. Front.Cell.Neurosci. 8 1 PMID: 25374505
Freitas-Andrade and Naus (2016) Astrocytes in neuroprotection and neurodegeneration: The role of connexin43 and pannexin1. Neuroscience. 323 207 PMID: 25913636
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Epilepsy is a brain disease that affects 60 million people globally. More than 20 anti-seizure drugs are currently available, but these do not address the underlying causes of the condition. This poster summarizes current knowledge about the development of the condition and highlights some approaches that have disease-modifying effects in proof-of-concept studies.