Lithium carbonate

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Lithium carbonate | CAS No. 554-13-2 | Na+/K+ ATPase Inhibitors
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Description: Mood stabilizer; inhibits GSK-3 in vivo

Chemical Name: Carbonic acid dilithium salt

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Biological Activity

Lithium carbonate is a mood stabilizer; thought to act by reducing catecholamine neurotransmitter concentration, through an effect on the Na+/K+ ATPase pump. Effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Inhibits GSK-3 in vivo.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Store at RT

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Background References

  1. Overview of the mechanism of action of Li in the brain: fifty-year update.
    Lenox and Hahn
    J.Clin.Psychiatry, 2000;61:5
  2. In vivo evidence in the brain for Li inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3.
    Gould et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology, 2004;29:32

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