Catalog Number: 5167
Chemical Name: 3,3'-[(1,1'-Biphenyl)-4,4'-diyl-bis(2,1-diazenediyl)]bis(4-amino-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid) disodium salt
Biological Activity
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.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 10 mM in water and to 10 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Beta-amyloid neurotoxicity requires fibril formation and is inhibited by congo red.
    Lorenzo et al.
    Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA, 1994;91:12243
  2. Modulation of hippocampal synaptic transmission by the kynurenine pathway member xanthurenic acid and other VGLUT inhibitors.
    Neale et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology., 2013;38:1060
  3. Effect of VGLUT inhibitors on glutamatergic synaptic transmission in the rodent hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.
    Neale et al.
    Neurochem.Int., 2013;73:159
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