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Classical GABAA antagonist.
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 367.36. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree 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||2.72 mL||13.61 mL||27.22 mL|
|5 mM||0.54 mL||2.72 mL||5.44 mL|
|10 mM||0.27 mL||1.36 mL||2.72 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.27 mL||0.54 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
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Merck Index 12 1250
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We have used (+)-Bicuculline (BIC) as a control tool to make sure that only GABA-A receptors are active under perfusion with given set of neuroreceptor antagonists.Being applied at membrane patches excised from cerebellar granule cell, 10 microM GABA triggered clear single-channel openings of GABA-A receptors. However, 100 microM BIC added together with GABA completely suppressed all single-channel activity, thus proving absence of other receptor types.
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