Chemical Name: 3,3'-[(1,1'-Biphenyl)-4,4'-diyl-bis(2,1-diazenediyl)]bis(4-amino-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid) disodium salt
Biological ActivityCongo Red is a VGlut inhibitor; decreases synaptic transmission in the dentate gyrus. Also an amyloid fibril-binding dye; inhibits Fib-beta A neurotoxicity by inhibiting fibril formation or by binding to preformed fibrils. Also inhibits the pancreatic islet cell toxicity of diabetes-associated amylin. Excitation wavelength is 497 nm.
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Modulation of hippocampal synaptic transmission by the kynurenine pathway member xanthurenic acid and other VGLUT inhibitors.
Neale et al.
Effect of VGLUT inhibitors on glutamatergic synaptic transmission in the rodent hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.
Neale et al.
Beta-amyloid neurotoxicity requires fibril formation and is inhibited by congo red.
Lorenzo et al.
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