PNU 120596

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PNU 120596 | CAS No. 501925-31-1 | Nicotinic (a7) Receptor Modulators
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Description: Positive allosteric modulator of α7 nAChRs; active in vivo

Chemical Name: N-(5-Chloro-2,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-N'-(5-methyl-3-isoxazolyl)-urea

Purity: ≥99%

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Citations (15)
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Biological Activity

PNU 120596 is a positive allosteric modulator of α7 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (EC50 = 216 nM), with no detectable effect on α4β2, α3β4 and α9α10 receptors. Active in vivo following systemic administration. Neuroprotective in an in vivo model of transient focal cerebral ischemia.

Technical Data

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

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Citations for PNU 120596

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  1. Structure and gating mechanism of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.
    Authors: Noviello Et al.
    Cell  2021;184:2121
  2. Facilitation and inhibition of firing activity and N-methyl-D-aspartate-evoked responses of CA1 hippocampal pyramidal cells by alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor selective compounds in vivo.
    Authors: Bali Et al.
    Sci Rep  2019;9:9324
  3. Isomerization of Asp7 in Beta-Amyloid Enhances Inhibition of the α7 Nicotinic Receptor and Promotes Neurotoxicity.
    Authors: Barykin Et al.
    Cells  2019;8
  4. Increasing kynurenine brain levels reduces ethanol consumption in mice by inhibiting dopamine release in nucleus accumbens.
    Authors: Gimenz-Gomez Et al.
    Neuropharmacology  2018;135:581
  5. Stoichiometry for α-bungarotoxin block of α7 acetylcholine receptors.
    Authors: daCosta Et al.
    J Neurosci  2015;6:8057
  6. Functional α7 nicotinic receptors are expressed on immature granule cells of the postnatal dentate gyrus.
    Authors: John Et al.
    PLoS One  2015;1601:15
  7. 6-bromohypaphorine from marine nudibranch mollusk Hermissenda crassicornis is an agonist of human α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.
    Authors: Kasheverov Et al.
    Mar Drugs  2015;13:1255
  8. Functional Impact of 14 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Causing Missense Mutations of Human α7 Nicotinic Receptor.
    Authors: Zhang Et al.
    Mol Pharmacol  2015;10:e0137588
  9. α7 and β2 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Subunits Form Heteromeric Receptor Complexes that Are Expressed in the Human Cortex and Display Distinct Pharmacological Properties.
    Authors: Thomsen Et al.
    PLoS One  2015;10:e0130572
  10. Pharmacological Characterisation of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Expressed in Human iPSC-Derived Neurons.
    Authors: Chatzidaki Et al.
    PLoS One  2015;10:e0125116


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