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Cat.No. 2918 - Veratridine | C36H51NO11 | CAS No. 71-62-5
Description: Voltage-gated Na+ channel opener
Chemical Name: 4α,9-Epoxy-3β-veratroyloxy-5β-cevan-4β,12,14,16β,17,20-hexaol
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (2)

Biological Activity

Voltage-gated Na+ channel opener; increases intracellular Ca2+ with no effect on the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger. Steroid-derived alkaloid neurotoxin. Increases membrane Na+ permeability and depolarizes excitable tissues.

Technical Data

M. Wt 673.79
Formula C36H51NO11
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 71-62-5
PubChem ID 6280
Smiles O=C(C8=CC=C(OC)C(OC)=C8)O[C@H]1CC[C@@]2(C)[C@@]3([H])[C@@](O)1O[C@@]42[C@@]([C@@](C[C@H](O)[C@@]6(O)[C@]([H])5CN7[C@](CC[C@H](C)C7)([H])[C@@](O)6C)(O)[C@@]5(O)C4)([H])CC3

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 33.69 50

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 673.79. 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 1.48 mL 7.42 mL 14.84 mL
5 mM 0.3 mL 1.48 mL 2.97 mL
10 mM 0.15 mL 0.74 mL 1.48 mL
50 mM 0.03 mL 0.15 mL 0.3 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

McKinney et al (1986) Purification, solubility and pKa of veratridine. Anal.Biochem. 153 33 PMID: 3963380

Maroto et al (1994) Effects of Ca2+ channel antagonists on chromaffin cell death and cytosolic Ca2+ oscillations induced by veratridine. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 270 331 PMID: 7805782

Fekete et al (2009) Mechanism of the persistant sodium current activator veratridine-evoked Ca2+ elevation: implication for epilepsy. J.Neurochem. 111 745 PMID: 19719824

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2 Citations for Veratridine

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

Battefeld et al (2016) Myelinating satellite oligodendrocytes are integrated in a glial syncytium constraining neuronal high-frequency activity. Biol Psychiatry 7 11298 PMID: 27161034

Malmersjö et al (2013) Neural progenitors organize in small-world networks to promote cell proliferation. Nat Commun 110 E1524 PMID: 23576737

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