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Ouabain octahydrate

≥95% (HPLC), powder

Synonym: 1β,3β,5β,11α,14,19-Hexahydroxycard-20(22)-enolide 3-(6-deoxy-α-L-mannopyranoside), Acocantherine, G-Strophanthin

  • CAS Number 11018-89-6

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C29H44O12 · 8H2O

  • Molecular Weight 728.77

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 101712

  •  EC Number 211-139-3

  •  MDL number MFCD00149240

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24278610

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Properties

Related Categories A to C, Adenosinetriphosphatase, Bioactive Small Molecule Alphabetical Index, Bioactive Small Molecules, Biochemicals and Reagents,
InChI Key   TYBARJRCFHUHSN-DMJRSANLSA-N
assay   ≥95% (HPLC)
form   powder
optical activity   [α]25/D −31 to −32.5° in H2O(lit.)
impurities   ~8 mol/mol water
color   white
solubility   H2O: 10 mg/mL (cold)
  ethanol: 10 mg/mL
  H2O: 50 mg/mL (hot)
absorption   ε1mM/220 nm, H2O 15.5
Gene Information   human ... ATIC(471)
rat ... Atp1b1(25650)

Description

Caution

Aqueous solutions can be autoclaved.

Application

Ouabain octahydrate has been used:
• to determine the effect of salt and ammonia in the external environment on the rate of activity of Na+ /K+ in either silver or golden perch
• in the basolateral compartment to induce maximal baseline short-circuit current in rat fetal distal lung epithelial (FDLE) cells
• as an Na+/K+ ATPase inhibitor to study the relation between blister formation and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) dependent maintenance of plasma membrane homeostasis

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cardiac glycoside, inhibits Na(+)/K(+) ATPase, regulates transcription of MDR (increase, Pgp) and MRP (increase MRP1 and decrease CFTR, cyctic fibrosis transport receptor or cAMP-activated Cl- channel) genes, also alters localization of MRP1. Ouabain resistance is associated with appearance of Na(+)/K(+) ATPase isoforms with low binding affinity.

Ouabain has its specific binding site on integral proteins of the plasma membrane. Heart disease is treated using ouabain derivatives. Increased ouabain production is observed during exercise in humans. Abnormally high levels of ouabain are indicated in congestive heart failure and hypertension. Ouabain signalling affects intracellular calcium levels, which is known to activate nuclear factor κB (NFκB).

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General description

Ouabain is a steroid hormone, naturally present in mammals.

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