Catalog No.S3070 Synonyms: UCB 6215
Molecular Weight(MW): 142.16
Piracetam is a cyclic derivative of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), used in treatment of a wide range of cognitive disorders.
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|Description||Piracetam is a cyclic derivative of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), used in treatment of a wide range of cognitive disorders.|
Piracetam is able to significantly decrease the fusogenic and destabilising effect of Abeta 29-42, in a concentration-dependent manner. Preincubation of piracetam, at a piracetam/peptide ratio of 960, during 20 min before the addition of Abeta 29-42 prevents almost completely the mixture of the two fluorescent probes. Preincubation of piracetam with lipids prevents almost completely the release of calcein induced by the peptide in a dose-dependent fashion (piracetam/peptide ratios from 9.6 to 960).  Piracetam (< 1.0 mM) preincubated with brain membranes enhances membrane fluidity in aged mice, rats and humans, as indicated by decreased anisotropy of the membrane-bound fluorescence probe 1,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene (DPH). 
|In vivo||Piracetam (300 mg/kg once daily) significantly increases membrane fluidity in some brain regions of young and aged rats, but has no measurable effect on membrane fluidity in the young rats.  Piracetam (300 mg/kg daily for 6 weeks) improves active avoidance learning in the aged rats only and elevates membrane fluidity in all brain regions except the cerebellum in the aged rats. Piracetam (300 mg/kg daily for 6 weeks) also improves NMDA receptor density in the hippocampus and on muscarinic cholinergic receptor densities in the frontal cortex and the striatum and to a lesser extent in the hippocampus of rats.  Piracetam (500 mg/kg p.o. for 14 days) elevates N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor density by about 20% and normalizes the enhanced affinity of L-glutamate for the NMDA receptor in aged mice.  Piracetam-treated withdrawn rats has higher the number of synapses than that observed in nonpiracetam-treated and alcohol-fed animals by up to 20%, the mechanisms leading to the synaptic reorganization took place at the mossy fiber level. |
-  Mingeot-Leclercq MP, et al. Biochim Biophys Acta, 2003, 1609(1), 28-38.
-  Müller WE, et al. Biochem Pharmacol, 1997, 53(2), 135-14
-  Scheuer K, et al. Pharmacopsychiatry, 1999, 32 Suppl 1, 10-16.
|In vitro||DMSO||72 mg/mL (506.47 mM)|
|Water||72 mg/mL (506.47 mM)|
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