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Cat.No. 0209 - Taurine | C2H7NO3S | CAS No. 107-35-7
Description: Non-selective, endogenous glycine receptor partial agonist
Chemical Name: 2-Aminoethylsulfonic acid

Biological Activity

One of the most abundant free amino acids in the brain. A partial agonist at the inhibitory glycine receptor.

Technical Data

M. Wt 125.14
Formula C2H7NO3S
Storage Store at RT
CAS Number 107-35-7
PubChem ID 1123
Smiles NCCS(=O)(O)=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 12.51 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 7.99 mL 39.96 mL 79.91 mL
5 mM 1.6 mL 7.99 mL 15.98 mL
10 mM 0.8 mL 4 mL 7.99 mL
50 mM 0.16 mL 0.8 mL 1.6 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Boldyrev et al (1999) Carnosine and taurine protect rat cerebellar granular cells from free radical damage. Neurosci.Lett. 263 169 PMID: 10213162

Chung et al (1996) Saturable disposition of taurine in the rat cerebrospinal fluid. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 276 676 PMID: 8632336

Palmi et al (1999) Potentiation of mitochondrial Ca2+ sequestration by taurine. Biochem.Pharmacol. 58 1123 PMID: 10484070

Schmieden and Betz (1995) Pharmacology of the inhibitory glycine receptor: agonist and antagonist actions of amino acids and piperidine carboxylic acid compounds. Mol.Pharmacol. 48 919 PMID: 7476923

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