Anesthetic Pharmacology of the Mint Extracts L-Carvone and Methyl Salicylate

Anesthetic Pharmacology of the Mint Extracts L-Carvone and Methyl Salicylate

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Anesthetic Pharmacology of the Mint Extracts L-Carvone and Methyl Salicylate

Robert J. Brosnan, Kimberly Ramos, Antonio Jose de Araujo Aguiar, Alessia Cenani, Heather K. Knych

January 31, 2022

Many anesthetics in use today work via interactions with a select group of ion channel targets. Specifically, most anesthetics target γ-amino butyric acid type A (GABAA) and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, as well as type-2 voltage-gated sodium (Nav1.2) channels. While injectable anesthetics typically have a high affinity for one specific ion channel, inhaled anesthetics, on the other hand, usually can target a wider range of ion channels at the cost of a lower affinity towards them.

It is assumed that all hydrocarbons can modulate anesthetic-sensitive ion channels if the hydrocarbon’s molar water solubility exceeds the ion channel’s measured solubility cutoff. L-carvone and methyl salicylate, extracts from mint plants, have water solubility which exceeds the cutoff values for GABAA, NMDA, and Nav1.2 channels. Researchers in this study hypothesized that these extracts would modulate those channels in anesthetic concentrations in rat models. Their results not only indicated that the extracts were able to modulate the ion channels at anesthetic levels, but showed they also could induce general anesthesia.


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