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Cat.No. 0806 - Gabapentin | C9H17NO2 | CAS No. 60142-96-3
Description: Anticonvulsant. Increases brain GABA
Chemical Name: 1-(Aminomethyl)cyclohexaneacetic acid
Purity: ≥99%
Citations (1)

Biological Activity

Anticonvulsant with several possible mechanisms of action. Increases GABA in the brain and binds to a novel site associated with voltage-sensitive Ca2+ channels. Prevents neuronal death and is antinociceptive and anxiolytic.

Licensing Information

Sold for research purposes under agreement from Pfizer Inc.

Technical Data

M. Wt 171.24
Formula C9H17NO2
Storage Desiccate at +4°C
Purity ≥99%
CAS Number 60142-96-3
PubChem ID 3446
Smiles NCC1(CC(O)=O)CCCCC1

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 17.12 100mM with gentle warming
phosphate buffered saline 17.12 100

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 171.24. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 5.84 mL 29.2 mL 58.4 mL
5 mM 1.17 mL 5.84 mL 11.68 mL
10 mM 0.58 mL 2.92 mL 5.84 mL
50 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.17 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Fink et al (2000) Inhibition of Ca2+ influx by gabapentin and subsequent reduction of neurotransmitter release from rat neocortical slices. Br.J.Pharmacol. 130 900 PMID: 10864898

Taylor et al (1998) A summary of mechanistic hypotheses of gabapentin pharmacology. Epilepsy Res. 29 233 PMID: 9551785

Timmerman et al (2000) A microdialysis study on the mechanism of action of gabapentin. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 398 53 PMID: 10856447

Upton (1994) Mechanisms of action of new antiepileptic drugs: rational design and serendipitous findings. TiPS 15 456 PMID: 7886818

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1 Citation for Gabapentin

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Gabapentin include:

Sant'Anna et al (2016) Medial plantar nerve ligation as a novel model of neuropathic pain in mice: pharmacological and molecular characterization. J Neurosci 6 26955 PMID: 27230787

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