A Potentiator of GABA(A) Receptors
    Cat #: M-245
    Alternative Name 2'-Methoxy-6-methylflavone
  • Lyophilized Powder
  • Bioassay Tested
  • Source Synthetic
    MW: 266.3
    Purity: >95%
    Effective concentration 10-100 µM.
    • 2'MeO6MF
    Chemical name 2-(2-methoxyphenyl)-6-methylchromen-4-one.
    Molecular formula C17H14O3.
    CAS No.: 89112-85-6.
    PubChem CID 930492
    Activity 2'MeO6MF is a GABAA receptor modulator, shown to potentiate the response to GABA (EC10) with EC50 ranging from 21 µM to 98 µM, depending on subunit combination, in Xenopus oocytes. Displays anxiolytic-like and sedative effects in mice1.
    1. Karim, N. et al. (2012) Br. J. Pharmacol. 165, 880.
    Shipping and storage Shipped at room temperature. Product as supplied can be stored intact at room temperature for several weeks. For longer periods, it should be stored at -20°C.
    Solubility Soluble up to 100 mM in DMSO. Spin down all products before handling.
    Storage of solutions Store at -20°C for several months. It is recommended to aliquot stock solutions to avoid repeated thawing and freezing.
    Our bioassay
    • 2'MeO6MF
      Alomone Labs 2'MeO6MF potentiates GABA(A) receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes.
      Representative time course of GABA(A) α1/β2 current, activated by a continuous application (top dotted line) of 0.1 µM γ-aminobutyric acid (#G-110), and enhanced by co-application of 25 µM and 50 µM 2'MeO6MF (#M-245), as indicated (bars), at a holding potential of -80 mV.
    References - Scientific background
    1. Karim, N. et al. (2012) Br. J. Pharmacol. 165, 880.
    2. Chua, H.C. et al. (2015) PLoS One 10, e0141359.
    Scientific background

    2'MeO6MF is a synthetic compound that acts as a potentiator of GABA(A) receptors. Studies show that the compound can directly activate α2β2/3 and α2β2/3γ2L receptor subtypes without modulating the effect of GABA. 2′MeO6MF was shown to potentiate the response to GABA in Xenopus oocytes with EC50 values ranging from 21 µM to 98 µM, depending on subunit combination1.

    2′MeO6MF is a useful tool for studying the complex nature of the activation and modulation of GABA(A) receptor subtypes1,2.

    At high dosage, 2′MeO6MF induces sedative effects, and anxiolytic effects at low doses1.

    GABAA receptors belong to the pentameric Cys-loop superfamily of ligand-gated ion channel receptors and are physiologically significant in the central nervous system. GABA(A) receptors are the site of action for many clinically-relevant chemicals including benzodiazepines, barbiturates and anaesthetics1,2.

    Target GABA(A) receptors
    Last update: 24/01/2020

    2’MeO6MF (#M-245) is a highly pure, synthetic, and biologically active compound.

    For research purposes only, not for human use



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