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GABA | CAS No. 56-12-2 | GABA-A Receptor Agonists
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Description: Endogenous agonist

Chemical Name: γ-Aminobutyric acid

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Citations (19)
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Biological Activity

GABA is a GABA receptor agonist and endogenous inhibitory neurotransmitter. Caged RuBi GABA is also available (Cat. No. 3400).

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Store at RT

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Background References

  1. GABA, bicuculline and central inhibition.
    Curtis et al.
    Nature, 1970;226:1222
  2. GABA: a dominant transmitter in the hypothalamus.
    Decavel and van den Pol
    J.Comp.Neurol., 1990;302:1019
  3. GABAC receptors: relatively simple transmitter-gated ion channels?
    TiPS, 1996;17:319
  4. GABA and its receptors in the spinal cord.
    Malcangio and Bowery
    TiPS, 1996;17:457

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Citations for GABA

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19 Citations: Showing 1 - 10

  1. Facilitation and inhibition of firing activity and N-methyl-D-aspartate-evoked responses of CA1 hippocampal pyramidal cells by alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor selective compounds in vivo.
    Authors: Bali Et al.
    Sci Rep  2019;9:9324
  2. Overlapping Activities of Two Neuronal Splicing Factors Switch the GABA Effect from Excitatory to Inhibitory by Regulating REST.
    Authors: Nakano Et al.
    Cell Rep  2019;27:860
  3. Huntington's Disease Patient-Derived Astrocytes Display Electrophysiological Impairments and Reduced Neuronal Support.
    Authors: Garcia Et al.
    Front Neurosci  2019;13:669
  4. Structure of a human synaptic GABAA receptor.
    Authors: Zhu
    Nature  2018;559(7712):67
  5. The medullary dorsal reticular nucleus as a relay for descending pronociception induced by the mGluR5 in the rat infralimbic cortex.
    Authors: David-Pereira
    Neuroscience  2017;349:341
  6. FRET-based sensors unravel activation and allosteric modulation of the GABAB receptor.
    Authors: Lecat-Guillet Et al.
    Cell Chem Biol  2017;24(3):360
  7. Increased GABAB receptor signaling in a rat model for schizophrenia
    Authors: Selten Et al.
    Scientific Reports  2016;6:34240
  8. γ-Aminobutyric Acid Type A (GABAA) Receptor Subunits Play a Direct Structural Role in Synaptic Contact Formation via Their N-terminal Extracellular Domains.
    Authors: Brown Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2016;291:13926
  9. Regulation of action potential waveforms by axonal GABAA receptors in cortical pyramidal neurons.
    Authors: Xia Et al.
    PLoS One  2014;9:e100968
  10. Generation of induced neuronal cells by the single reprogramming factor ASCL1.
    Authors: Chanda Et al.
    Eur J Neurosci  2014;3:282
  11. Homeostatic control of synaptic activity by endogenous adenosine is mediated by adenosine kinase.
    Authors: Diógenes Et al.
    Cereb Cortex  2014;24:67
  12. Membrane potential measurements of isolated neurons using a voltage-sensitive dye.
    Authors: Fairless Et al.
    PLoS One  2013;8:e58260
  13. GABA(A) receptors can initiate the formation of functional inhibitory GABAergic synapses.
    Authors: Fuchs Et al.
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med  2013;38:3146
  14. GABA maintains the proliferation of progenitors in the developing chick ciliary marginal zone and non-pigmented ciliary epithelium.
    Authors: Ring Et al.
    PLoS One  2012;7:e36874
  15. Voluntary exercise offers anxiolytic potential and amplifies galanin gene expression in the locus coeruleus of the rat.
    Authors: Sciolino Et al.
    Behav Brain Res  2012;233:191
  16. Identification and modulation of voltage-gated Ca2+ currents in zebrafish Rohon-Beard neurons.
    Authors: Won Et al.
    J Neurophysiol  2011;105:442
  17. Autonomous initiation and propagation of action potentials in neurons of the subthalamic nucleus.
    Authors: Atherton Et al.
    J Physiol  2008;586:5679
  18. GABA regulates dendritic growth by stabilizing lamellipodia in newly generated interneurons of the olfactory bulb.
    Authors: Gascon Et al.
    J Neurosci  2006;26:12956
  19. Investigations into the mechanism of action of the new anticonvulsant retigabine. Interaction with GABAergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission and with voltage gated ion channels.
    Authors: Rundfeldt
    Arzneimittelforschung  2000;50:1063


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