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VU 0360172 hydrochloride
Positive allosteric modulator of mGlu5 receptors (EC50 = 16 nM; Ki = 195 nM). Selective for mGlu5; displays no significant activity at mGlu1, mGlu2 or mGlu4 receptors. Exhibits antipsychotic-like activity in a rodent model. Also reduces spontaneous spike and wave discharges without affecting motor behaviour in a rat model of absence epilepsy.
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 330.78. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|0.5 mM||6.05 mL||30.23 mL||60.46 mL|
|2.5 mM||1.21 mL||6.05 mL||12.09 mL|
|5 mM||0.6 mL||3.02 mL||6.05 mL|
|25 mM||0.12 mL||0.6 mL||1.21 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Rodriguez et al (2010) Discovery of novel allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 reveals chemical and functional diversity and in vivo activity in rat behavioral models of anxiolytic and antipsychotic activity. Mol.Pharmacol. 78 1105 PMID: 20923853
D'Amore et al (2013) Potentiation of mGlu5 receptors with the novel enhancer, VU0360172, reduces spontaneous absence seizures in WAG/Rij rats. Neuropharmacology 66 330 PMID: 22705340
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Hanak et al (2019) Positive modulation of mGluR5 attenuates seizures and reduces TNF-α+ macrophages and microglia in the brain in a murine model of virus-induced temporal lobe epilepsy. Exp.Neurol. 311 194 PMID: 30316834
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