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    CAS No. 500-64-1 Price $158 / 20mg
    Catalog No.CFN92656Purity>=98%
    Molecular Weight230.3Type of CompoundPhenols
    FormulaC14H14O3Physical DescriptionPowder
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    Description: Kavain has anticonvulsive properties, attenuating vascular smooth muscle contraction through interactions with voltage-dependent Na+ and Ca2+ channels. Kawain is advanced glycation endproduct inhibitors, can increase the mean life span of Caenorhabditis elegans exposed to high glucose.
    Targets: NMDAR
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    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 1997 May;21(4):697-706.
    Effects of kawain and dihydromethysticin on field potential changes in the hippocampus.[Pubmed: 9194150]
    1. The kava-pyrones Kawain and dihydromethysticin are constituents of Piper methysticum which exert anticonvulsant, analgesic and anxiolytic properties.
    3. Kawain and dihydromethysticin reduced reversibly the frequency of occurrence of fp in a concentration range from 5 to 40 mumol/l and 10 to 40 mumol/l, respectively. 4. Reduction of the fp frequency after addition of subthreshold concentrations of 5 mumol/l Kawain and 10 mumol/l dihydromethysticin indicated additive actions of both drugs. 5. Since the serotonin-1A agonist ipsapirone also exerts anxiolytic effects, subthreshold concentrations of Kawain or dihydromethysticin were combined with a subthreshold concentration of ipsapirone in another set of experiments. Combining Kawain and ipsapirone or dihydromethysticin and ipsapirone caused a reduction of the rate of fp to 0.76 and 0.81 of the baseline value, respectively.
    6. The findings suggest that (i) single constituents of Piper methysticum may have additive actions, (ii) that the two components Kawain and dihydromethysticin may enhance the effects of the anxiolytic serotonin-1A agonist ipsapirone and (iii) that activation of NMDA receptors and/or voltage dependent calcium channels may be involved in the elementary mechanism of action of some kava-pyrones.
    In vivo:
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    The oral pharmacokinetics of the kavalactone, Kawain (100 mg/kg), were determined in rats with and without coadministration of kava extract (256 mg/kg) to study the effect of the extract on drug disposition. Kawain was well absorbed, with >90% of the dose eliminated within 72 h, chiefly in urine. Compared with Kawain alone, coadministration with kava extract caused a tripling of Kawain AUC(0-8 h) and a doubling of C(max). However, a 7-day pretreatment with kava extract (256 mg /kg/day) had no effect on the pharmacokinetics of Kawain administered on day 8.
    The 7-day pretreatment with kava extract only modestly induced hepatic P450 activities.
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    Calculate Dilution Ratios(Only for Reference)
    1 mg 5 mg 10 mg 20 mg 25 mg
    1 mM 4.3422 mL 21.7108 mL 43.4216 mL 86.8432 mL 108.5541 mL
    5 mM 0.8684 mL 4.3422 mL 8.6843 mL 17.3686 mL 21.7108 mL
    10 mM 0.4342 mL 2.1711 mL 4.3422 mL 8.6843 mL 10.8554 mL
    50 mM 0.0868 mL 0.4342 mL 0.8684 mL 1.7369 mL 2.1711 mL
    100 mM 0.0434 mL 0.2171 mL 0.4342 mL 0.8684 mL 1.0855 mL
    * Note: If you are in the process of experiment, it's need to make the dilution ratios of the samples. The dilution data of the sheet for your reference. Normally, it's can get a better solubility within lower of Concentrations.
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    Planta Med. 2014 Aug;80(12):1001-8.
    Kavalactones, a novel class of protein glycation and lipid peroxidation inhibitors.[Pubmed: 25098935]
    Kawain, methysticin, and dihydromethysticin, all belonging to the group of kavalactones, were identified as advanced glycation endproduct inhibitors.
    With IC50 values of 43.5 ± 1.2 μM and 45.0 ± 1.3 μM for Kawain and methysticin, respectively, the compounds inhibited the in vitro protein glycation significantly better than aminoguanidine (IC50 = 231.0 ± 11.5 μM; p = 0.01), an established reference compound. Kawain and methysticin also inhibited the formation of dicarbonyl compounds, which are intermediates in the process of advanced glycation endproduct formation.
    Similarly, Kawain and aminoguanidine prevented the formation of thiobarbituric reactive substances in both low-density lipoprotein and linoleic acid oxidation. Moreover, Kawain and aminoguanidine prevented advanced glycation endproduct formation by chelating Fe(3+) and Cu(2+) two to three times better than aminoguanidine. Furthermore, Kawain increased the mean life span of Caenorhabditis elegans exposed to high glucose.