Praziquantel is an anthelmintic drug used against schistosomes and cestodes. It functions by increasing the tegmentum permeability to calcium ions. This induces paralytic muscle contraction and death. Praziquantel is more effective on adult parasites than young parasites. It suppresses glucose uptake and stimulates lactate release.
Praziquantel is used to study voltage-gated calcium channels.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
MW: 312.41 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at – 20 °C. Soluble in alcohol and methylene chloride.
PubChem Chemical ID: 4891