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Description: GABA-T inhibitor
Alternative Names: (±)-γ-Vinyl GABA
Chemical Name: 4-Aminohexenoic acid
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (2)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for Vigabatrin

Vigabatrin is a selective GABA-T (transaminase) inhibitor. Anticonvulsant.

Technical Data for Vigabatrin

M. Wt 129.16
Formula C6H11NO2
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 68506-86-5
PubChem ID 5665
Smiles NC(C=C)CCC(O)=O

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Solubility Data for Vigabatrin

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 12.92 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for Vigabatrin

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 7.74 mL 38.71 mL 77.42 mL
5 mM 1.55 mL 7.74 mL 15.48 mL
10 mM 0.77 mL 3.87 mL 7.74 mL
50 mM 0.15 mL 0.77 mL 1.55 mL

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References for Vigabatrin

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

Halonen et al (1991) Effects of vigab. (γ-vinyl GABA) on neurotransmission-related amino acids and on GABA and benzodiazepine receptor binding in rats. Epilepsia 32 242 PMID: 1672276

Larsson et al (1986) Differential effect of gamma-vinyl GABA and valproate on GABA transaminase from cultured neurones and astrocytes. Neuropharmacology 25 617 PMID: 3092125

Schmid et al (1996) Vigabatrin modulates benzodiazepine receptor activity in vivo: a positron emission tomography study in baboon. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 276 977 PMID: 8786578

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2 Citations for Vigabatrin

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

Héja et al (2009) Glutamate uptake triggers transporter-mediated GABA release from astrocytes. Stem Cells Dev 4 e7153 PMID: 19777062

Walters et al (2019) Preclinical tissue distribution and metabolic correlations of vigabatrin, an antiepileptic drug associated with potential use-limiting visual field defects. Pharmacol Res Perspect 7 e00456 PMID: 30631446

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Literature in this Area

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GABA Receptors Scientific Review

GABA Receptors Scientific Review

Written by Ian Martin, Norman Bowery and Susan Dunn, this review provides a history of the GABA receptor, as well as discussing the structure and function of the various subtypes and the clinical potential of receptor modulators; compounds available from Tocris are listed.