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Cat.No. 0808 - Vigabatrin | C6H11NO2 | CAS No. 60643-86-9
Description: GABA-T inhibitor
Alternative Names: (±)-γ-Vinyl GABA
Chemical Name: 4-Aminohexenoic acid
Purity: ≥98%
Citations (1)

Biological Activity

Selective GABA-T (transaminase) inhibitor. Anticonvulsant.

Technical Data

M. Wt 129.16
Formula C6H11NO2
Storage Desiccate at +4°C
Purity ≥98%
CAS Number 60643-86-9
PubChem ID 5665
Smiles NC(C=C)CCC(O)=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 12.92 100
phosphate buffered saline 12.92 100

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 129.16. 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 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 are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Halonen et al (1991) Effects of vigabatrin (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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1 Citation 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

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