1. Membrane Transporter/Ion Channel
    Neuronal Signaling
  2. GABA Receptor
    Sodium Channel
    Calcium Channel

(+)-Kavain 

Cat. No.: HY-B1671 Purity: 99.98%
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(+)-Kavain, a main kavalactone extracted from Piper methysticum, has anticonvulsive properties, attenuating vascular smooth muscle contraction through interactions with voltage-dependent Na+ and Ca2+ channels. (+)-Kavain is shown to bind at the α4β2δ GABAA receptor and potentiate GABA efficacy. (+)-Kavain is used as a treatment for inflammatory diseases, its anti-inflammatory action has been widely studied.

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(+)-Kavain Chemical Structure

(+)-Kavain Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 500-64-1

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Description

(+)-Kavain, a main kavalactone extracted from Piper methysticum, has anticonvulsive properties, attenuating vascular smooth muscle contraction through interactions with voltage-dependent Na+ and Ca2+ channels[1]. (+)-Kavain is shown to bind at the α4β2δ GABAA receptor and potentiate GABA efficacy[2]. (+)-Kavain is used as a treatment for inflammatory diseases, its anti-inflammatory action has been widely studied[4].

IC50 & Target

Na+, Ca2+ channel[1].
α4β2δ GABAA receptor[2].

In Vitro

(+)-Kavain (10-300 μM) enhances GABA-elicited responses in a concentration-dependent manner. The modulatory effect of Kavain is moderate, with only 170±23% of enhancement measured at 300 μM[2]. (+)-Kavain inhibits TNF-α secretion in cells via suppression of LITAF[4].

Solvent & Solubility
In Vitro: 

DMSO : ≥ 125 mg/mL (542.86 mM)

*"≥" means soluble, but saturation unknown.

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Concentration Solvent Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 4.3429 mL 21.7146 mL 43.4292 mL
5 mM 0.8686 mL 4.3429 mL 8.6858 mL
10 mM 0.4343 mL 2.1715 mL 4.3429 mL
*Please refer to the solubility information to select the appropriate solvent.
In Vivo:
  • 1.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    40% PEG300    5% Tween-80    45% saline

    Solubility: ≥ 2.08 mg/mL (9.03 mM); Clear solution

  • 2.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    90% (20% SBE-β-CD in saline)

    Solubility: ≥ 2.08 mg/mL (9.03 mM); Clear solution

  • 3.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    90% corn oil

    Solubility: ≥ 2.08 mg/mL (9.03 mM); Clear solution

References
Molecular Weight

230.26

Formula

C₁₄H₁₄O₃

CAS No.

500-64-1

SMILES

O=C1C=C(OC)C[[email protected]](/C=C/C2=CC=CC=C2)O1

Storage

4°C, sealed storage, away from moisture and light

Shipping

Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere

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