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Compound Summary for: CID 24867522

Picrotoxin

Also known as: NCGC00094227-01
Molecular Formula: C30H34O13   Molecular Weight: 602.58316   InChIKey: VJKUPQSHOVKBCO-SHBYWDFQSA-N
A noncompetitive antagonist at GABA-A receptors and thus a convulsant. Picrotoxin blocks the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-activated chloride ionophore. Although it is most often used as a research tool, it has been used as a CNS stimulant and an antidote in poisoning by CNS depressants, especially the barbiturates.   From: MeSH
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