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Aconitine

≥95% (HPLC), crystalline

Synonym: Acetylbenzoylaconine

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Properties

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assay   ≥95% (HPLC)
form   crystalline
color   white
solubility   H2O: soluble0.3 mg/mL
  ethanol: soluble35 mg/mL

Description

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5, 25, 100, 250 mg in glass bottle

Application

Aconitine is a neurotoxin which activates tetrodotoxin-sensitive Na+ channels, inducing presynaptic depolarization and blocking the release of neurotransmitters. Aconitine also blocks norepinephrine reuptake. In the heart, aconitine induces ventricular tachycardia after intracoronary injection.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Neurotoxin. Activates tetrodotoxin-sensitive Na+ channels, inducing presynaptic depolarization, thus blocking the nerve action potential which, in turn, blocks the release of neurotransmitters and decreases the end plate potential at the neuromuscular junction. Aconitine also blocks norepinephrine reuptake. In the heart, aconitine induces ventricular tachycardia after intracoronary injection. In cultured ventricular myocytes, aconitine increases the duration of the action potential and induces the appearance of early after depolarization.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS06  GHS06
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 1544PSN1 6.1 / PGI
WGK Germany 
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RTECS 
AR5960000
Protocols & Articles

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