R&D Systems Inc. Tocris Bioscience Boston Biochem


Cat. No. 0206

b-Alanine C3H7NO2 [107-95-9]

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Biological Activity

Non-specific endogenous agonist at the inhibitory glycine receptor. More selective than taurine (Cat. No. 0209). Also distinguishes between GABA transporters (IC50 values are 19, 58, 110, 1320 and 5690 μM for rGAT-2, hGAT-3, rGAT-3, hBGT-3 and hGAT-1 respectively).

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Store at RT

The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

Certificate of Analysis / Safety Data Sheet

Certificate of Analysis: View current batch
Safety Data Sheet: View Safety Data Sheet


Borden et al (1994) Tiagabine, SK&F 89976-A, CI 966, and NNC-711 are selective for the cloned GABA transporter GAT-1. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 269 219. PMID: 7851497.

Saitoh et al (1994) A novel antagonist, phenylbenzene ω-phosphono-α-amino acid, for strychnine-sensitive glycine receptors in the rat spinal cord. Br.J.Pharmacol. 113 165. PMID: 7812607.

Schieden and Betz (1995) Pharmacology of the inhibitory glycine receptor: agonist and antagonist actions of amino acids and piperidine carboxylic acid compounds. Mol.Pharmacol. 48 919. PMID: 7476923.

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Keywords: b-Alanine, supplier, Endogenous, glycine, agonists, selective, Taurine, GABA, uptake, inhibitors, GAT-2, -3, receptor, GlyR, Glycine, Receptors, BGT-1, GAT, Transporters, Monoamine, Neurotransmitter, beta-alanine, β-alanine

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