Mefloquine hydrochloride

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Mefloquine hydrochloride | CAS No. 51773-92-3 | Gap Channel Blockers
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Description: Cx36 and Cx50 gap channel blocker; also antimalarial and antischistosomal

Chemical Name:S)-rel-α-(2R)-2-Piperidinyl-2,3-bis(trifluoromethyl-4-quinolinemethanol hydrochloride

Purity: ≥98%

Product Details

Biological Activity

Mefloquine hydrochloride is a Cx36 and Cx50 gap channel blocker (IC50 values are 0.3 and 1.1 μM, resepctively). Blocks gap junctional-coupling between interneurons in neocortical slices. Also antimalarial. Bind 80S ribosome of Plasmodium falciparum to inhibit protein synthesis. Improves survival in P berghei-infected mice. Additionally exhibits antischistosomal activity in vitro and in vivo. Exhibits antiviral activities against SARS-CoV-2 (IC50 < 10 μM).

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in ethanol and to 50 mM in DMSO
Store at +4°C

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