RuBi GABA trimethylphosphine

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Description: Caged GABA; inhibits neural activity
Alternative Names: RuBi-GABA-PMe3
Chemical Name: (bis(2,2'-Bipyridine-N,N')trimethylphosphine)-4-aminobutyric acid ruthenium complex sodium hexafluorophosphate salt
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Biological Activity for RuBi GABA trimethylphosphine

RuBi GABA trimethylphosphine is a modified version of RuBi-GABA (Cat. No. 3400). Suppresses cortical local field potential (LFP) activity in anesthetized mice after activation with a blue laser pulse (473 nm); inhibits neural activity.

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Sold under licence from Columbia University

Technical Data for RuBi GABA trimethylphosphine

M. Wt 904.56
Formula C27H33N5O2PRu.PF6.NaPF6
Storage Store at -20°C
Smiles [F-][P+5]([F-])([F-])([F-])([F-])[F-].[F-][P+5]([F-])([F-])([F-])([F-])[F-].CP(C)([Ru+2]12([N]3=CC=CC=C3C4=CC=CC=[N]14)([N]5=CC=CC=C5C6=CC=CC=[N]26)NCCCC([O-])=O)C.[Na+]

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Solubility Data for RuBi GABA trimethylphosphine

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 45.23 50

Preparing Stock Solutions for RuBi GABA trimethylphosphine

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 904.56. 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.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.5 mM 2.21 mL 11.06 mL 22.11 mL
2.5 mM 0.44 mL 2.21 mL 4.42 mL
5 mM 0.22 mL 1.11 mL 2.21 mL
25 mM 0.04 mL 0.22 mL 0.44 mL

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Product Datasheets for RuBi GABA trimethylphosphine

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References for RuBi GABA trimethylphosphine

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Lopes-dos-Santos et al (2011) In vivo photorelease of GABA in the mouse cortex. Braz.J.Med.Biol.Res. 44 688 PMID: 21755263

Filevich et al (2013) RuBiGABA-2: a hydrophilic caged GABA with long wavelength sensitivity. Photochem.Photobiol.Sci. 12 1565 PMID: 23674097

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