1. Membrane Transporter/Ion Channel
    Neuronal Signaling
  2. Potassium Channel
  3. Flupirtine

Flupirtine (Synonyms: D 9998)

Cat. No.: HY-17001A
Handling Instructions

Flupirtine(D 9998) is a selective neuronal potassium channel opener that also has NMDA receptor antagonist properties.

For research use only. We do not sell to patients.

Flupirtine Chemical Structure

Flupirtine Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 56995-20-1

Size Stock
100 mg   Get quote  
250 mg   Get quote  
500 mg   Get quote  

* Please select Quantity before adding items.

Other In-stock Forms of Flupirtine:

Other Forms of Flupirtine:

Top Publications Citing Use of Products

Publications Citing Use of MCE Flupirtine

  • Biological Activity

  • Purity & Documentation

  • References

  • Customer Review


Flupirtine(D 9998) is a selective neuronal potassium channel opener that also has NMDA receptor antagonist properties. IC50 Value: Target: Potassium channel; NMDA receptor in vitro: High concentrations of flupirtine antagonized inward currents to NMDA(200 microM) at -70 mV with an lC50 against steady-state responses of 182.1+/-12.1 microM. The effects of flupirtine were voltage-independent and not associated with receptor desensitization making actions within the NMDA receptor channel or at the glycine modulatory site unlikely. NMDA receptor antagonism probably has little relevance for the clinical efficacy of flupirtine as the concentrations needed were far higher than those achieved in clinical practice. However, the activation of a G-protein-regulated inwardly rectifying K+ channel was identified as an interesting molecular target site of flupirtine. In the next stage, the central nervous spectrum of action of experimental K+ channel openers (PCO) was considered. As far as they have been studied, experimental K+ channel openers display a spectrum of action comparable to that of flupirtine [1]. Therapeutic flupirtine concentrations (≤10 ?M) did not affect voltage-gated Na(+) or Ca(2+) channels, inward rectifier K(+) channels, nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, glycine or ionotropic glutamate receptors. Flupirtine shifted the gating of K(V)7 K(+) channels to more negative potentials and the gating of GABA(A) receptors to lower GABA concentrations [2]. Cell exposure to flupirtine decreased the amplitude of delayed rectifier K(+) current (I(K(DR))) with a concomitant raise in current inactivation in NSC-34 neuronal cells [4]. in vivo: Rats were trained to discriminate the novel analgesic flupirtine (10.0 mg/kg i.p., 10 min) from no drug under a two-choice fixed-ratio 5 shock-termination schedule. Flupirtine yielded a dose-response curve with an ED50 of 3.87 mg/kg. The opioid analgesics pentazocine, codeine and tramadol failed to produce flupirtine appropriate responding. The opioid antagonist naltrexone did not antagonize the discriminative effects of flupirtine [3]. Both morphine (ED?? =?0.74?mg/kg) and flupirtine (ED???=?3.32?mg/kg) caused dose-related anti-hyperalgesia at doses that did not cause sedation [5]. Toxicity: Based on study-end data, hepatotoxicity was detected in 31% of patients receiving flupirtine for ≥ 6 weeks [6].

Clinical Trial
Molecular Weight





Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere.


Please store the product under the recommended conditions in the Certificate of Analysis.

  • No file chosen (Maximum size is: 1024 Kb)
  • If you have published this work, please enter the PubMed ID.
  • Your name will appear on the site.
  • Molarity Calculator

  • Dilution Calculator

The molarity calculator equation

Mass (g) = Concentration (mol/L) × Volume (L) × Molecular Weight (g/mol)

Mass   Concentration   Volume   Molecular Weight *
= × ×

The dilution calculator equation

Concentration (start) × Volume (start) = Concentration (final) × Volume (final)

This equation is commonly abbreviated as: C1V1 = C2V2

Concentration (start) × Volume (start) = Concentration (final) × Volume (final)
× = ×
C1   V1   C2   V2

Your Recently Viewed Products:

Inquiry Online

Your information is safe with us. * Required Fields.

Product Name



Applicant Name *


Email address *

Phone number *


Organization name *

Department *


Requested quantity *

Country or Region *



Bulk Inquiry

Inquiry Information

Product Name:
Cat. No.:
MCE Japan Authorized Agent: