Catalog Number: 4578
Chemical Name: 5-Ethyl-5-phenyl-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-pyrimidinetrione sodium salt
Biological Activity
Enhances GABAergic activity. Long-acting barbiturate; slow-acting barbiturate (Cat. No. 4579) also available.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in water
  • Storage:
    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Phenobarbital but not diazepam reduces AMPA/kainate receptor mediated currents and exerts opposite actions on initial seizures in the neonatal rat hippocampus.
    Nardou et al.
    Front.Cell.Neurosci., 2011;5:Epub
  2. Calcium current block by (-)-pentobarbital, phenobarbital, and CHEB but not (+)-pentobarbital in acutely isolated hippocampal CA1 neurons: comparison with effects on GABA-activated Cl- current.
    ffrench-Mullen et al.
    J.Neurosci., 1993;13:3211
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