L-BMAA hydrochloride

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Cat.No. 2538 - L-BMAA hydrochloride | C4H10N2O2.HCl | CAS No. 16012-55-8
Description: Neurotoxic amino acid
Chemical Name: 3-(Methylamino)-L-alanine hydrochloride

Biological Activity

Neurotoxic glutamate agonist originally isolated from Cycas circinalis. Implicated in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-Parkinsonism-dementia complex of Guam (Guam ALS-PD).

Technical Data

M. Wt 154.6
Formula C4H10N2O2.HCl
Storage Store at -20°C
CAS Number 16012-55-8
PubChem ID 51358333
Smiles N[C@@H](CNC)C(O)=O.Cl

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 9.28 60

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 154.6. 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 6.47 mL 32.34 mL 64.68 mL
5 mM 1.29 mL 6.47 mL 12.94 mL
10 mM 0.65 mL 3.23 mL 6.47 mL
50 mM 0.13 mL 0.65 mL 1.29 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Weiss et al (1989) Neurotoxicity of β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) and β-N-oxalylamino-L-alanine (BOAA) on cultured cortical neurons. Brain Res. 497 64 PMID: 2551452

Vega et al (1968) The preparation of L- and D-α-amino-β<-methylaminopropionic acids and the identification of the compound isolated from Cycas circinalis as the L-isomer. Phytochemistry 7 1885 PMID:

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