Catalog Number: 1471
Chemical Name: (R)-1-(1-Phenylethyl)-1H-imidazole-5-carboxylic acid ethyl ester
Biological Activity
General anesthetic with GABA modulatory and GABA-mimetic actions; selectively interacts with β2- and β3-subunit containing GABAA receptors. Short acting and potent hypnotic, with low toxicity.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in ethanol and to 50 mM in 1eq. HCl
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. The interaction of the general anesthetic etomidate with the γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor is influenced by a single amino acid.
    Belelli et al.
    Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A., 1997;94:11031
  2. Etomidate: a new intravenous anesthetic induction agent.
    Giese et al.
    Pharmacother., 1983;3:251
  3. Distinct structural requirements for the direct and indirect actions of the anaesthetic etomidate at GABAA receptors.
    Moody et al.
    Toxicol.Lett., 1998;100-101:209

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Etomidate include:

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  1. Etomidate Impairs Long-Term Potentiation In Vitro by Targeting α5-Subunit Containing GABAA Receptors on Nonpyramidal Cells.
    Authors: Rodgers Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
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