XE991 HCl

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CAS#: 122955-13-9 (HCl)

Description: XE991, also known as LS190926, is a potent and selective KCNQ channel blocker. XE991 blocks KCNQ2+3/M-currents (IC50 = 0.6-0.98 μM) and KCNQ1 homomeric channels (IC50 = 0.75 μM) but is less potent against KCNQ1/minK channels (IC50 = 11.1 μM).

Chemical Structure

XE991 HCl
CAS# 122955-13-9 (HCl)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 532978
Name: XE991 HCl
CAS#: 122955-13-9 (HCl)
Chemical Formula: C26H22Cl2N2O
Exact Mass: 376.1576
Molecular Weight: 449.375
Elemental Analysis: C, 69.49; H, 4.93; Cl, 15.78; N, 6.23; O, 3.56

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25.0mg USD 250.0 2 Weeks
50.0mg USD 450.0 2 Weeks
100.0mg USD 750.0 2 Weeks
200.0mg USD 1250.0 2 Weeks
500.0mg USD 2650.0 2 Weeks
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2.0g USD 5950.0 2 Weeks
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Related CAS #: 122955-13-9 (HCl)   122955-42-4 (free base)    

Synonym: XE991; XE 991; XE-991; LS 190926; LS190926.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 10,10-bis(4-pyridinylmethyl)-9(10H)-anthracenone, dihydrochloride


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C26H20N2O.2ClH/c29-25-21-5-1-3-7-23(21)26(17-19-9-13-27-14-10-19,18-20-11-15-28-16-12-20)24-8-4-2-6-22(24)25;;/h1-16H,17-18H2;2*1H


Appearance: White to off-white solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 449.375 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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1: Greene DL, Kang S, Hoshi N. XE991 and Linopirdine are state-dependent inhibitors for Kv7/KCNQ channels that favor activated single subunits. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2017 May 8. pii: jpet.117.241679. doi: 10.1124/jpet.117.241679. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28483800.

2: Tsvetkov D, Tano JY, Kassmann M, Wang N, Schubert R, Gollasch M. The Role of DPO-1 and XE991-Sensitive Potassium Channels in Perivascular Adipose Tissue-Mediated Regulation of Vascular Tone. Front Physiol. 2016 Aug 4;7:335. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00335. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27540364; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4973012.

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4: Fontán-Lozano A, Suárez-Pereira I, Delgado-García JM, Carrión AM. The M-current inhibitor XE991 decreases the stimulation threshold for long-term synaptic plasticity in healthy mice and in models of cognitive disease. Hippocampus. 2011 Jan;21(1):22-32. doi: 10.1002/hipo.20717. PubMed PMID: 19921704.

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6: Song MK, Cui YY, Zhang WW, Zhu L, Lu Y, Chen HZ. The facilitating effect of systemic administration of Kv7/M channel blocker XE991 on LTP induction in the hippocampal CA1 area independent of muscarinic activation. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Sep 11;461(1):25-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2009.05.042. Epub 2009 May 20. PubMed PMID: 19463897.

7: Elmedyb P, Calloe K, Schmitt N, Hansen RS, Grunnet M, Olesen SP. Modulation of ERG channels by XE991. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2007 May;100(5):316-22. PubMed PMID: 17448117.

8: Yeung SY, Greenwood IA. Electrophysiological and functional effects of the KCNQ channel blocker XE991 on murine portal vein smooth muscle cells. Br J Pharmacol. 2005 Oct;146(4):585-95. PubMed PMID: 16056238; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1751185.

9: MacVinish LJ, Guo Y, Dixon AK, Murrell-Lagnado RD, Cuthbert AW. Xe991 reveals differences in K(+) channels regulating chloride secretion in murine airway and colonic epithelium. Mol Pharmacol. 2001 Oct;60(4):753-60. PubMed PMID: 11562437.

10: Wang HS, Brown BS, McKinnon D, Cohen IS. Molecular basis for differential sensitivity of KCNQ and I(Ks) channels to the cognitive enhancer XE991. Mol Pharmacol. 2000 Jun;57(6):1218-23. PubMed PMID: 10825393.