Evans Blue tetrasodium salt

Cat. No. 0845

Evans Blue tetrasodium salt C34H24N6Na4O14S4 [314-13-6]

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Chemical Name: 6,6-[(3,3'-Dimethyl[1,1'-biphenyl]-4,4'-diyl)bis(azo)bis[4-amino- 5-hydroxy-1,3-naphthalenedisulphonic acid] tetrasodium salt

Biological Activity

Potent inhibitor of L-glutamate uptake into synaptic vesicles. Also inhibits AMPA and kainate receptor-mediated currents (IC50 values are 220 and 150 nM respectively). P2X-selective purinoceptor antagonist.

Technical Data

Soluble to 10 mM in water
>95 %
Store at RT

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Schurmann et al (1997) Differential modulation of AMPA receptor mediated currents by Evans Blue in postnatal rat hippocampal neurones. Br.J.Pharmacol. 121 237. PMID: 9154333.

Price and Raymond (1996) Evans blue antagonizes both α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionate and kainate receptors and modulates desensitization. Mol. Pharmacol. 50 1665. PMID: 8967991.

Wittenburg et al (1996) P2-purinoceptor antagonists:II blockade of P2-purinoceptor subtypes and ecto-nucleotidase by compounds related to Evans blue and trypan blue. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch.Pharmacol. 354 491. PMID: 8897453.

Roseth et al (1995) Uptake of L-glutamate into rat brain synaptic vesicles: effect of inhibitors that bind specifically to the glutamate transporter. J.Neurochem. 65 96. PMID: 7790899.

Merck Index 12 3952.

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