Catalog Number: 0417
Chemical Name: (RS)-4-Amino-3-(4-chlorophenyl)butanoic acid
Biological Activity
Selective GABAB receptor agonist. Skeletal muscle relaxant.

R-enantiomer also available.

Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in 1eq. NaOH
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  • Storage:
    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. GABAB receptor pharmacology.
    Bowery et al.
    Annu.Rev.Pharmacol.Toxicol., 1993;33:109
  2. 3-Thienylaminobutyric acid and 3-furylaminobutyric acids - synthesis and GABAB receptor binding studies.
    Berthelot et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1991;34:2557
  3. 3H-Baclofen and 3H-GABA bind to bicuculline-insensitive GABAB sites in rat brain.
    Hill et al.
    Nature, 1981;290:149

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

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  1. 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
  2. Purinergic receptor activation facilitates astrocytic GABAB receptor calcium signalling.
    Authors: Terunuma Et al.
    Front Cell Neurosci 2015;88:74
  3. Developmental changes in synaptic distribution in arcuate nucleus neurons.
    Authors: Baquero Et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology 2015;35:8558
  4. Context-induced reinstatement of methamphetamine seeking is associated with unique molecular alterations in Fos-expressing dorsolateral striatum neurons.
    Authors: Rubio Et al.
    J Neurosci 2015;35:5625
  5. Baclofen-induced reductions in optional food intake depend upon food composition.
    Authors: Wojnicki Et al.
    Appetite 2013;64:62
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. GABAB receptor activation protects neurons from apoptosis via IGF-1 receptor transactivation.
    Authors: Tu Et al.
    J Neurosci 2010;30:749
  10. Presynaptic GABA(B) receptors regulate experience-dependent development of inhibitory short-term plasticity.
    Authors: Takesian Et al.
    J Neurosci 2010;30:2716
  11. 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
  12. Co-transmission of dopamine and GABA in periglomerular cells.
    Authors: Maher and Westbrook
    J Neurosci 2008;99:1559
  13. Coupling of neural activity to blood flow in olfactory glomeruli is mediated by astrocytic pathways.
    Authors: Petzold Et al.
    J Neurosci 2008;58:897
  14. 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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