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Compound Summary for: CID 2303

Bay K 8644

Also known as: BAY-K-8644; (+/-)-BAY K 8644; 71145-03-4; methyl 2,6-dimethyl-5-nitro-4-[2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-1,4-dihydropyridine-3-carboxylate
Molecular Formula: C16H15F3N2O4   Molecular Weight: 356.29651   InChIKey: ZFLWDHHVRRZMEI-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A dihydropyridine derivative, which, in contrast to NIFEDIPINE, functions as a calcium channel agonist. The compound facilitates Ca2+ influx through partially activated voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels, thereby causing vasoconstrictor and positive inotropic effects. It is used primarily as a research tool.   From: MeSH
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