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Cat.No. 2975 - Sarcosine | C3H7NO2 | CAS No. 107-97-1
Description: GlyT1 inhibitor
Chemical Name: N-Methylglycine
Citations (1)

Biological Activity

Endogenous inhibitor of GlyT1 that displays antipsychotic activity. Potentiates the action of glycine on the NMDA glycine binding site.

Technical Data

M. Wt 89.09
Formula C3H7NO2
Storage Store at RT
CAS Number 107-97-1
PubChem ID 1088
Smiles OC(CNC)=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 8.91 100

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 89.09. 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 11.22 mL 56.12 mL 112.25 mL
5 mM 2.24 mL 11.22 mL 22.45 mL
10 mM 1.12 mL 5.61 mL 11.22 mL
50 mM 0.22 mL 1.12 mL 2.24 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Tsai et al (2004) Glycine transporter I inhibitor, N-methylglycine (Sarcosine), added to antipsychotics for the treatment of schizophrenia. Biol.Psychiatry 55 452 PMID: 15023571

Singh and Singh (2011) Meta-analysis of the efficacy of adjunctive NMDA receptor modulators in chronic schizophrenia. CNS Drugs. 25 859 PMID: 21936588

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1 Citation for Sarcosine

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

Yoshikawa et al (2012) Glycine transporter type 2 (GlyT2) inhibitor ameliorates bladder overactivity and nociceptive behavior in rats. Eur Urol 62 704 PMID: 22341128

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