Cat. No. 3400

RuBi-GABA C42H39F6N5O2P2Ru [1028141-88-9]

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Chemical Name: (bis(2,2'-Bipyridine-N,N')triphenylphosphine)-4-aminobutyric acid ruthenium hexafluorophosphate complex

Biological Activity

Ruthenium-bipyridine-triphenylphosphine caged GABA (Cat. No. 0344) that is excited by visible wavelengths. Provides greater tissue penetration, less phototoxicity, faster photorelease kinetics and better spatial resolution than UV light-sensitive caged compounds. Produces GABA receptor-mediated currents in pyramidal neurons in vitro and displays no effect on endogenous GABAergic or glutamatergic transmission at concentrations effective for uncaging.

Licensing Information

Sold under licence from Columbia University

Technical Data

Soluble to 10 mM in water
Store at -20°C


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Zayat et al (2003) A new strategy for neurochemical photodelivery: Metal-ligand heterolytic cleavage. J.Am.Chem.Soc. 125 882. PMID: 12537482.

Rial Verde et al (2008) Photorelease of GABA with visible light using an inorganic caging group. Front.Neural Circuits 2 2. PMID: 18946542.

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Keywords: RuBi-GABA, supplier, Caged, GABA, GABAA, GABAC, Receptors, GABAB, GABAB Receptor Agonists

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