trans-4-Hydroxycrotonic acid

Discontinued Product

trans-4-Hydroxycrotonic acid (Cat. No. 0538) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Cat.No. 0538 - trans-4-Hydroxycrotonic acid | C4H6O3 | CAS No. 24587-49-3
Description: GHB receptor ligand
Chemical Name: trans-4-Hydroxy-2-butenoic acid
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity

Binds to the γ-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) receptor with higher affinity than GHB itself. May be an endogenous ligand.

Technical Data

M. Wt 102.09
Formula C4H6O3
Storage Desiccate at +4°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 24587-49-3
PubChem ID 6155526
Smiles OC\C=C\C(O)=O

The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

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

Bourguignon et al (1988) Analogues of γ-hydroxybutyric acid. Synthesis and binding studies. J.Med.Chem. 31 893 PMID: 3361576

Hechler et al (1993) Gamma hydroxybutyrate ligands posses antiDArgic and neuroleptic-like activities. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 264 1406 PMID: 8095552

Vayer et al (1985) Natural occurrence of trans-gamma hydroxycrotonic acid in rat brain. Biochem.Pharmacol. 34 2401 PMID: 4015683

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GABA Receptors Scientific Review

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