Congo Red

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Cat.No. 5167 - Congo Red | C32H22N6Na2O6S2 | CAS No. 573-58-0
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Description: Amyloid fibril binding dye; also a VGlut inhibitor

Chemical Name: 3,3'-[(1,1'-Biphenyl)-4,4'-diyl-bis(2,1-diazenediyl)]bis(4-amino-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid) disodium salt

Purity: ≥98%

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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

M.Wt:
696.66
Formula:
C32H22N6Na2O6S2
Solubility:
Soluble to 10 mM in water and to 10 mM in DMSO
Purity:
≥98%
Storage:
Store at RT
CAS No:
573-58-0

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