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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 (6)
Reviews (2)

Biological Activity for Veratridine

Veratridine is a 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 for Veratridine

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 for Veratridine

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

Preparing Stock Solutions for Veratridine

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.5 mM 2.97 mL 14.84 mL 29.68 mL
2.5 mM 0.59 mL 2.97 mL 5.94 mL
5 mM 0.3 mL 1.48 mL 2.97 mL
25 mM 0.06 mL 0.3 mL 0.59 mL

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References for Veratridine

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

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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6 Citations for Veratridine

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

Bedut et al (2016) High-throughput drug profiling with voltage- and calcium-sensitive fluorescent probes in human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 311 H44 PMID: 27199128

Jones et al (2014) Human macrophage SCN5A activates an innate immune signaling pathway for antiviral host defense. J Biol Chem 289 35326 PMID: 25368329

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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Voltage sensitive sodium channel opening.
By Anonymous on 11/19/2018
Assay Type: Ex Vivo
Species: Mouse

Can be used to activate and open voltage sensitive sodium channels in neurons. Elicits rapid reaction when applied directly to tissue.

Increases intracellular Na+ and tissue swelling.
By Anonymous on 05/02/2018
Assay Type: Ex Vivo
Species: Rat

Verstridine is a voltage-gated sodium channel agonist. It increases intracellular Na+ concentration and also induces cellular and tissue swelling. We used at 50 microM to rat brain slices.