Clemizole hydrochloride

1-(p-Chlorobenzyl)-2-(1-pyrrolidinylmethyl)benzimidazole hydrochloride, 1-[(4-Chlorophenyl)methyl]-2-(1-pyrrolidinylmethyl)-1H-benzimidazole hydrochloride, 1-(p-Chlorobenzyl)-2-pyrrolidylmethylenebenzimidazole hydrochloride, CID 2782 hydrochloride, NSC 46261 hydrochloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C19H20ClN3 · HCl
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Gene Information

human ... HRH1(3269)

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Clemizole is a potent and preferring inhibitor of TRPC5 that efficiently blocks heterologously expressed homomeric TRPC5 channels as well as heteromeric TRPC1:TRPC5 channels. Clemizole is a potent and selective H1 histamine receptor antagonist. Clemizole inhibited binding of HCV RNA by NS4B inhibit HCV RNA replication in cell culture.
H1 histamine receptor antagonist.

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


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