Catalog Number: 1999
Alternate Names: DuP 996
Chemical Name: 1,3-Dihydro-1-phenyl-3,3-bis(4-pyridinylmethyl)-2H-indol-2-one dihydrochloride
Biological Activity
Blocker of KV7 (KCNQ) voltage-gated potassium channels; blocks KV7.1+7.3 (KCNQ2+3) / M-currents (IC50 = 4 - 7 μM) and KV7.1 (KCNQ1) homomeric channels (IC50 = 8.9 μM). Augments hippocampal ACh release and is a cognitive enhancer following oral administration in vivo.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at RT
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Background References
  1. Two new potent neurotransmitter release enhancers, 10,10-bis(4-pyridinylmethyl)-9(10H)-anthracenone and 10,10-bis(2-fluoro-4-pyridinylmethyl)-9(10H)-anthracenone: comparison to linopirdine.
    Zaczek et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 1998;285:724
  2. Selectivity of linopirdine (DuP 966), a neurotransmitter release enhancer, in blocking voltage-dependent and calcium-activated potassium currents in hippocampal neurons.
    Schnee and Brown
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 1998;286:709
  3. KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 potassium channel subunits: molecular correlates of the M-channel.
    Wang et al.
    Science, 1998;282:1890

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

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  1. Absence of Neuroplastin-65 Affects Synaptogenesis in Mouse Inner Hair Cells and Causes Profound Hearing Loss.
    Authors: Carrott Et al.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther
  2. Burst activity and ultrafast activation kinetics of CaV1.3 Ca2+ channels support presynaptic activity in adult gerbil hair cell ribbon synapses.
    Authors: Zampini Et al.
    Front Cell Neurosci
  3. KCNQ modulators reveal a key role for KCNQ potassium channels in regulating the tone of rat pulmonary artery smooth muscle.
    Authors: Joshi Et al.
    J Physiol
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