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(RS)-Baclofen | CAS No. 1134-47-0 | GABA-B Receptor Agonists
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Description: Selective GABAB agonist

Chemical Name: (RS)-4-Amino-3-(4-chlorophenyl)butanoic acid

Purity: ≥99%

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Citations (23)
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Biological Activity

(RS)-Baclofen is a selective GABAB receptor agonist. Skeletal muscle relaxant.

R-enantiomer also available.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in 1eq. NaOH
Store at RT

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Background References

  1. 3-Thienylaminobutyric acid and 3-furylaminobutyric acids - synthesis and GABAB receptor binding studies.
    Berthelot et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1991;34:2557
  2. GABAB receptor pharmacology.
    Bowery et al.
    Annu.Rev.Pharmacol.Toxicol., 1993;33:109
  3. 3H-Baclofen and 3H-GABA bind to bicuculline-insensitive GABAB sites in rat brain.
    Hill et al.
    Nature, 1981;290:149

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Citations for (RS)-Baclofen

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for (RS)-Baclofen include:

23 Citations: Showing 1 - 10

  1. Electrophysiological evaluation of extracellular spermine and alkaline pH on synaptic human GABAA receptors.
    Authors: Limó n Et al.
    Transl Psychiatry  2019;9:218
  2. Presynaptic mGlu1 Receptors Control GABAB Receptors in an Antagonist-Like Manner in Mouse Cortical GABAergic and Glutamatergic Nerve Endings.
    Authors: Vergassola Et al.
    Front Mol Neurosci  2018;11:324
  3. Cortical cells reveal APP as a new player in the regulation of GABAergic neurotransmission.
    Authors: Doshina Et al.
    Sci Rep  2017;7:370
  4. Dentate cannabinoid-sensitive interneurons undergo unique and selective strengthening of mutual synaptic inhibition in experimental epilepsy.
    Authors: Yu Et al.
    Neurobiol Dis  2016;89:23
  5. Acetylcholine release in mouse hippocampal CA1 preferentially activates inhibitory-selective interneurons via α4β2* nicotinic receptor activation.
    Authors: Bell Et al.
    J Neurophysiol  2015;9:115
  6. Purinergic receptor activation facilitates astrocytic GABAB receptor calcium signalling.
    Authors: Terunuma Et al.
    Front Cell Neurosci  2015;88:74
  7. Developmental changes in synaptic distribution in arcuate nucleus neurons.
    Authors: Baquero Et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology  2015;35:8558
  8. Context-induced reinstatement of metha. seeking is associated with unique molecular alterations in Fos-expressing dorsolateral striatum neurons.
    Authors: Rubio Et al.
    J Neurosci  2015;35:5625
  9. Prolonged adenosine A1 receptor activation in hypoxia and pial vessel disruption focal cortical ischemia facilitates clathrin-mediated AMPA receptor endocytosis and long-lasting synaptic inhibition in rat hippocampal CA3-CA1 synapses: differential regulat
    Authors: Chen Et al.
    J Neurosci  2014;34:9621
  10. Baclofen-induced reductions in optional food intake depend upon food composition.
    Authors: Wojnicki Et al.
    Appetite  2013;64:62
  11. Social play behavior in adolescent rats is mediated by functional activity in medial prefrontal cortex and striatum.
    Authors: Kerkhof Et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology  2013;38:1899
  12. Endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation controls cell surface expression of γ-aminobutyric acid, type B receptors.
    Authors: Zemoura Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2013;288:34897
  13. PropF. inhibits superoxide production, elastase release, and chemotaxis in formyl peptide-activated human neutrophils by blocking formyl peptide receptor 1.
    Authors: Yang Et al.
    J Immunol  2013;190:6511
  14. GABAB receptor subunit GB1 at the cell surface independently activates ERK1/2 through IGF-1R transactivation.
    Authors: Baloucoune Et al.
    PLoS One  2012;7:e39698
  15. Identification and modulation of voltage-gated Ca2+ currents in zebrafish Rohon-Beard neurons.
    Authors: Won Et al.
    J Neurophysiol  2011;105:442
  16. Defective GABAergic neurotransmission and pharmacological rescue of neuronal hyperexcitability in the amygdala in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome.
    Authors: Olmos-Serrano Et al.
    Neuropharmacology  2010;30:9929
  17. GABAB receptor activation protects neurons from apoptosis via IGF-1 receptor transactivation.
    Authors: Tu Et al.
    J Neurosci  2010;30:749
  18. Presynaptic GABA(B) receptors regulate experience-dependent development of inhibitory short-term plasticity.
    Authors: Takesian Et al.
    J Neurosci  2010;30:2716
  19. Influx of calcium through L-type calcium channels in early postnatal regulation of chloride transporters in the rat hippocampus.
    Authors: Bray and Mynlieff
    Dev Neurobiol  2009;69:885
  20. Co-transmission of DA and GABA in periglomerular cells.
    Authors: Maher and Westbrook
    J Neurosci  2008;99:1559
  21. Coupling of neural activity to blood flow in olfactory glomeruli is mediated by astrocytic pathways.
    Authors: Petzold Et al.
    J Neurosci  2008;58:897
  22. GABA receptor activation in the lumbosacral spinal cord decreases detrusor overactivity in spinal cord injured rats.
    Authors: Miyazato Et al.
    J Urol  2008;179:1178
  23. Environment matters: synaptic properties of neurons born in the epileptic adult brain develop to reduce excitability.
    Authors: Jakubs Et al.
    Neuron  2006;52:1047


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