AAQ chloride

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AAQ chloride | Voltage-gated Potassium Channel Modulators
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Description: Photoswitchable Kv channel blocker

Chemical Name: N,N,N-Triethyl-2-oxo-2-[[4-[2-[4-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]phenyl]diazenyl]phenylamino]ethanaminium chloride

Product Details

Biological Activity

Photoswitchable Kv channel blocker (IC50 values are 2 and 64 μM at 500 nm and 380 nm respectively). Switches conformation from cis to trans at 500 nm and trans to cis at 380 nm. Exhibits minimal activity at Nav1.2 and L-type Ca2+ channels. Stimulates action potential firing of hippocampal neurons in vitro at 500 nm and restores visual responsiveness in blind mice at 380 nm.

Technical Data

Soluble to 20 mM in DMSO
Store the unopened product at -20 to -70 °C. Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Do not use past expiration date.

The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.

Additional Information

Licensing Caveats:
Sold under license from Photoswitch Biosciences, Inc.

Background References

  1. Photochromic blockers of voltage-gated potassium channels.
    Banghart MR et al.
    Angew.Chem.Int.Ed., 2009;48:9097
  2. Photochemical control of endogenous ion channels and cellular excitability.
    Fortin et al.
    Nat.Methods, 2008;5:331
  3. Photochemical restoration of visual responses in blind mice.
    Polosukhina et al.
    Neuron, 2012;75:271

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