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Catalog No.S3911 Synonyms: NSC 17821, NSC 23880
Molecular Weight(MW): 409.60
Veratramine, a major alkaloid from Veratrum nigrum L., has distinct anti-tumor and anti-hypertension effects. It is a good membrane permeant, undergoes rapid passive diffusion, and has a good stability in the gastrointestinal tract during its absorption.
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|Description||Veratramine, a major alkaloid from Veratrum nigrum L., has distinct anti-tumor and anti-hypertension effects. It is a good membrane permeant, undergoes rapid passive diffusion, and has a good stability in the gastrointestinal tract during its absorption.|
Veratramine antagonizes the Na+ channel-gating mechanism of ceveratrum alkaloids by blocking Na+ channels. Veratramine also shows serotonin (5-HT) agonist activity, acting on presynaptic 5-HT neurons.
|In vivo||The administration of vertatramine induces generalized tremors, myoclonus, hindlimb abduction, backward gait, and Straub tail, similar to the 5-HT syndrome in mice. Veratramine causes bradycardia and periodic rhythm in the sinoatrial node of the guinea pig. The lethal dose 50% (LD50) of VAM for mice is 15.9 mg/kg with intragastrical administration . Vertatramine causes DNA damage in the cerebellum and cerebral cortex of mice in a dose-dependent manner. As a major Veratrum alkaloid, veratramine (VAM) is significantly effective against hypertension by reflective inhibition of vasomotor center and tumor as an antagonist of the hedgehog signaling. Vertatramine may exert neurotoxic effects.|