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Nifedipine | CAS No. 21829-25-4 | Cav1.x Channel Blockers
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Description: CaV1.x blocker

Chemical Name: 1,4-Dihydro-2,6-dimethyl-4-(2-nitrophenyl)-3,5-pyridinedicarboxylic acid dimethyl ester

Purity: ≥98%

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Citations (37)

Biological Activity

Nifedipine is a L-type calcium channel blocker.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
Desiccate at +4°C

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Citations for Nifedipine

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

37 Citations: Showing 1 - 10

  1. The Dependence of Urinary Bladder Responses on Extracellular Calcium Varies Between Muscarinic, Histamine, 5-HT (Serotonin), Neurokinin, Prostaglandin, and Angiotensin Receptor Activation
    Authors: Phelps Et al.
    Front Physiol  2022;13:841181
  2. Ketamine exerts its sustained antidepressant effects via cell-type-specific regulation of Kcnq2.
    Authors: Lopez Et al.
    Neuron  2022;110:2283
  3. Aquaporin-4 Surface Trafficking Regulates Astrocytic Process Motility and Synaptic Activity in Health and Autoimmune Disease.
    Authors: Ciappelloni Et al.
    Cell Rep  2019;27:3860
  4. Calcium-regulatory proteins as modulators of chemotherapy in human neuroblastoma.
    Authors: Florea Et al.
    Oncotarget  2017;8:22876
  5. Molecular basis of ancestral vertebrate electroreception.
    Authors: Bellono
    Nature  2017;543:391
  6. Targeted Intron Retention and Excision for Rapid Gene Regulation in Response to Neuronal Activity.
    Authors: Mauger Et al.
    Neuron  2016;92:1266
  7. Modulation of breast cancer cell viability by a cannabinoid receptor 2 agonist, JWH-015, is calcium dependent.
    Authors: Hanlon Et al.
    Breast Cancer (Dove Med Press)  2016;8:59
  8. Nitric Oxide Is Required for L-Type Ca(2+) Channel-Dependent Long-Term Potentiation in the Hippocampus.
    Authors: Pigott and Garthwaite
    Front Synaptic Neurosci  2016;8:17
  9. Hepcidin and 1,25(OH)2D3 effectively restore Ca2+ transport in β-thalassemic mice: reciprocal phenomenon of Fe2+ and Ca2+ absorption.
    Authors: Kraidith Et al.
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab  2016;311:E214
  10. N-MthD.-aspartate receptors mediate activity-dependent down-regulation of potassium channel genes during the expression of homeostatic intrinsic plasticity.
    Authors: Lee Et al.
    J Neurosci  2015;8:4
  11. L-type Ca2+ currents at CA1 synapses, but not CA3 or dentate granule neuron synapses, are increased in 3xTgAD mice in an age-dependent manner.
    Authors: Wang and Mattson
    Neurobiol Aging  2014;35:88
  12. Calcium channel agonists protect against neuromuscular dysfunction in a genetic model of TDP-43 mutation in ALS.
    Authors: Armstrong and Drapeau
    Circ Heart Fail  2013;33:1741
  13. GABA maintains the proliferation of progenitors in the developing chick ciliary marginal zone and non-pigmented ciliary epithelium.
    Authors: Ring Et al.
    PLoS One  2012;7:e36874
  14. A critical role for protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 5 in determining individual susceptibility to develop stress-related cognitive and morphological changes.
    Authors: Yang Et al.
    J Neurosci  2012;32:7550
  15. Opposing roles of synaptic and extrasynaptic NMDA receptor signaling in cocultured striatal and cortical neurons.
    Authors: Kaufman Et al.
    Mol Brain  2012;32:3992
  16. Developmental regulation of CB1-mediated spike-time dependent depression at immature mossy fiber-CA3 synapses.
    Authors: Caiati Et al.
    Sci Rep  2012;2:285
  17. Decreased afferent excitability contributes to synaptic depression during high-frequency stimulation in hippocampal area CA1.
    Authors: Kim Et al.
    J Neurophysiol  2012;108:1965
  18. Progesterone inhibition of voltage-gated calcium channels is a potential neuroprotective mechanism against excitotoxicity.
    Authors: Luoma Et al.
    Steroids  2011;76:845
  19. Junctophilin-2 expression silencing causes cardiocyte hypertrophy and abnormal intracellular calcium-handling.
    Authors: Landstrom Et al.
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol  2011;4:214
  20. Mechanistic distinction between activation and inhibition of (Na(+)+K(+))-ATPase-mediated Ca2+ influx in cardiomyocytes.
    Authors: Xu Et al.
    Mol Cells  2011;406:200
  21. Effects of amyloid-β peptides on voltage-gated L-type Ca(V)1.2 and Ca(V)1.3 Ca(2+) channels.
    Authors: Kim and Rhim
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2011;32:289
  22. NE causes a biphasic change in mammalian pinealocye membrane potential: role of alpha1B-adrenoreceptors, phospholipase C, and Ca2+.
    Authors: Zemkova Et al.
    Endocrinology  2011;152:3842
  23. The Etv1/Er81 transcription factor orchestrates activity-dependent gene regulation in the terminal maturation program of cerebellar granule cells.
    Authors: Abe Et al.
    Mol Brain  2011;108:12497
  24. Contribution of the d-Serine-Dependent Pathway to the Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Cognitive Aging.
    Authors: Potier Et al.
    Front Aging Neurosci  2010;2:1
  25. Ionic currents in intimal cultured synoviocytes from the rabbit.
    Authors: Large Et al.
    Am J Physiol Cell Physiol  2010;299:C1180
  26. Stress-induced switch in Numb isoforms enhances Notch-dependent expression of subtype-specific transient receptor potential channel.
    Authors: Kyriazis Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2010;285:6811
  27. Sustained glutamate receptor activation down-regulates GABAB receptors by shifting the balance from recycling to lysosomal degradation.
    Authors: Maier Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2010;285:35606
  28. Non-Hebbian synaptic plasticity induced by repetitive postsynaptic action potentials.
    Authors: Kato Et al.
    J Neurosci  2009;29:11153
  29. Two distinct mechanisms mediate potentiating effects of depolarization on synaptic transmission.
    Authors: Ludwar Et al.
    J Neurophysiol  2009;102:1976
  30. Specific targeting of pro-death NMDA receptor signals with differing reliance on the NR2B PDZ ligand.
    Authors: Soriano Et al.
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun  2008;28:10696
  31. Dendritic glutamate release produces autocrine activation of mGluR1 in cerebellar Purkinje cells.
    Authors: Shin Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2008;105:746
  32. Contribution of both Ca2+ entry and Ca2+ sensitization to the alpha1-adrenergic vasoconstriction of rat penile small arteries.
    Authors: Villalba Et al.
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol  2007;292:H1157
  33. Synapse specificity of long-term potentiation breaks down with aging.
    Authors: Ris and Godaux
    Learn Mem  2007;14:185
  34. Efficient intracellular multiplication of Legionella pneumophila in human monocytes requires functional host cell L-type calcium channels.
    Authors: Wieland Et al.
    J Neurosci  2006;47:296
  35. Adaptation to synaptic inactivity in hippocampal neurons.
    Authors: Thiagarajan Et al.
    Neuron  2005;47:725
  36. Regulation of cpg15 by signaling pathways that mediate synaptic plasticity.
    Authors: Fujino Et al.
    Mol Cell Neurosci  2003;24:538
  37. Nifedipine facilitates neurotransmitter release independently of calcium channels.
    Authors: Hirasawa
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2003;100:6139


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