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Active ingredient: Levetiracetam - Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemical Formula

C8H14N2O2

Chemical Name

2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)butanamide

Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight

170.209 g/mol

Physical State

Not Available

Melting Point

Not Available

Water Solubility

Not Available

Isoelectric Point

Not Available

Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals

Phase 1 Metabolising Enzyme (1-st Step of Metabolism)

Not Available

Primary Drug Target
NameVoltage gated sodium channel
Gene NameSCN1A
SynonymsSodium channel protein type I alpha subunit; Voltage-gated sodium channel alpha subunit Nav1.1; Sodium channel protein, brain I alpha subunit
General FunctionInorganic ion transport and metabolism
Specific FunctionMediates the voltage-dependent sodium ion permeability of excitable membranes. Assuming opened or closed conformations in response to the voltage difference across the membrane, the protein forms a sodium-selective channel through which Na(+) ions may pass in accordance with their electrochemical gradient

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