Positive allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors that displays preference for receptors containing β2 or β3 subunits. Directly activates the receptor and blocks the channel at high concentrations. Displays sedative, anticonvulsant and anxiolytic activity in vivo. Also acts as a partial agonist of 5-HT5A receptors.
|Storage||Store at +4°C|
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|Solubility||Soluble in ethanol|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 234.33. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent 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||4.27 mL||21.34 mL||42.67 mL|
|5 mM||0.85 mL||4.27 mL||8.53 mL|
|10 mM||0.43 mL||2.13 mL||4.27 mL|
|50 mM||0.09 mL||0.43 mL||0.85 mL|
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Dietz et al (2005) Valerian extract and valerenic acid are partial agonists of the 5-HT5a receptor in vitro. Brain Res.Mol.Brain Res. 138 191 PMID: 15921820
Benke et al (2008) GABAA receptors as in vivo substrate for the anxiolytic action of valerenic acid, a major constituent of valerian root extracts. Neuropharmacology 56 174 PMID: 18602406
Khom et al (2007) Valerenic acid potentiates and inhibits GABAA receptors: molecular mechanism and subunit specificity. Neuropharmacol. 53 178 PMID: 17585957
Khom et al (2016) Analysis of β-subunit-dependent GABAA receptor modulation and behavioral effects of valerenic acid derivatives. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 357 580 PMID: 27190170
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Keywords: Positive allosteric modulators GABAA receptors Receptors GABAA Receptors
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