γ-Aminobutyric acid

BioXtra, ≥99%

3-Carboxypropylamine, GABA, Piperidinic acid, 4-Aminobutanoic acid, Piperidic acid
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ligand binding assay: suitable


<0.0005% Phosphorus (P)
<0.1% Insoluble matter

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195 °C (dec.) (lit.)


H2O: 0.5 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): <0.04%
sulfate (SO42-): <0.05%

cation traces

Al: <5 mg/kg
Ca: <20 mg/kg
Cu: <5 mg/kg
Fe: <5 mg/kg
K: <50 mg/kg
Mg: <50 mg/kg
NH4+: <500 mg/kg
Na: <70 mg/kg
Pb: <10 mg/kg
Zn: <5 mg/kg

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General description

γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a non-protein amino acid associated with the brain. Being synthesized in the nervous system, it is packed into synaptic vesicles. It is present naturally in green tea, soybean, germinated rice, and in some fermented foods.


γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) has been used to treat dorsal root ganglion neurons for electrophysiological recordings studies to test its effect on neuropathic pain in rats. It has also been used to test its protective effects in an ex vivo machine perfusion system of small-for-size grafts (SFSG) injury model.


10 mg in autosample vial

Biochem/physiol Actions

γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a mammalian inhibitory neurotransmitter with multiple functions. It is crucial for the normal central nervous system (CNS) functioning. A few documented functions of GABA include its protective role in toxin-induced damage. It also elicits anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer effects. GABA might show beneficial effects on stress and sleep in humans. γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is used to study the biological and biochemical processes mediated via the GABA receptors, GABAA and GABAB.
Major inhibitory neurotransmitter in brain; GABAA and GABAB receptor agonist; increases Cl conductance.


11 - Combustible Solids

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Dai-Hung Ngo et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 24(15) (2019-07-28)
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (Gaba) is a non-proteinogenic amino acid that is widely present in microorganisms, plants, and vertebrates. So far, Gaba is well known as a main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Its physiological roles are related to the...
Piril Hepsomali et al.
Frontiers in neuroscience, 14, 923-923 (2020-10-13)
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a non-proteinogenic amino acid and is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain. GABA's stress-reducing, and sleep enhancing effects have been established. However, although several human clinical trials have been conducted, results regarding the role...
Li-Jie Wang et al.
Experimental and therapeutic medicine, 14(2), 1373-1380 (2017-08-16)
Niflumic acid (NFA) is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Neuropathic pain is caused by a decrease in presynaptic inhibition mediated by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). In the present study, a whole-cell patch-clamp technique and intracellular recording were used to assess...
Weiqiao Zhao et al.
Nature communications, 10(1), 124-124 (2019-01-12)
Innate preference toward environmental conditions is crucial for animal survival. Although much is known about the neural processing of sensory information, how the aversive or attractive sensory stimulus is transformed through central brain neurons into avoidance or approaching behavior is...
Claudio Giachino et al.
Development (Cambridge, England), 141(1), 83-90 (2013-11-29)
Adult neurogenesis is tightly regulated through the interaction of neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs) with their niche. Neurotransmitters, including GABA activation of GABAA receptor ion channels, are important niche signals. We show that adult mouse hippocampal NSCs and their progeny express...
Inborn errors of metabolism are caused by changes in specific enzymatic reactions and hundreds of different such alterations, which affect about 1 of every 5000 newborns, have been characterized.
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