Overview

  • Product name

    Riluzole (PK 26124), GABA uptake inhibitor
  • Description

    Neuroprotective agent. Modulates glutamate transmission.
  • Alternative names

    • PK 26124
  • Biological description

    Neuroprotective agent with anticonvulsant, sedative, anxiolytic, anti-ischemic and anesthetic properties. Inhibits glutamate release, enhances glutamate uptake, blocks voltage-dependent Na+ channels, antagonises NMDA receptors and inhibits GABA uptake. Reported to offer neuroprotection and some therapeutic potential for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Huntingdon's disease.
  • Purity

    > 99%
  • CAS Number

    850608-87-6
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Fumagalli E  et al. Riluzole enhances the activity of glutamate transporters GLAST, GLT1 and EAAC1. Eur J Pharmacol 578:171-6 (2008). Read more (PubMed: 18036519) »
  • Lamanauskas N & Nistri A Riluzole blocks persistent Na+ and Ca2+ currents and modulates release of glutamate via presynaptic NMDA receptors on neonatal rat hypoglossal motoneurons in vitro. Eur J Neurosci 27:2501-14 (2008). Read more (PubMed: 18445055) »
  • Doble A The pharmacology and mechanism of action of riluzole. Neurology 47:S233-41 (1996). Read more (PubMed: 8959995) »
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