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We have identified and characterized the compound NS309 (6,7-dichloro-1H-indole-2,3-dione 3-oxime) as a potent activator of human Ca2+ -activated K+ channels of SK and IK types, whereas it is devoid of effect on BK type channels. IK- and SK-channels have previously been reported to be activated by the benzimidazolinone, 1-EBIO and more potently by its(More)
Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian Central Nervous System (CNS). GABA participates in the regulation of neuronal excitability through interaction with specific membrane proteins (the GABAA receptors). The binding of GABA to these postsynaptic receptors, results in an opening of a chloride channel(More)
Small conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channels (SK channels) participate in the control of neuronal excitability, in the shaping of action potential firing patterns, and in the regulation of synaptic transmission.SK channel inhibitors have the potential of becoming new drugs for treatment of various psychiatric and neurological diseases such as depression,(More)
Calcium-activated potassium channels are attractive targets for the development of therapeutics for overactive bladder. In the current study, we addressed the role of calcium-activated potassium channels of small (SK; K(Ca)2) and intermediate (IK; K(Ca)3) conductance in bladder function pharmacologically. We identified and characterized a novel positive(More)
Direct acetylation of isoproterenol by selective O-acetylation using CH3COCl/CF3COOH was shown to lead to the formation of 2-(3,4-diacetoxyphenyl)-2-chloro-N-isopropyl-1-ethanamine and not to 3,4-O-diacetylisoproterenol. The latter was prepared by reduction of 3,4-diacetoxy(2-isopropylamino)acetophenone and its structure confirmed by IR, 1H, 13C NMR, mass(More)
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