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GABAB agonist
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IC50: 200 nM: a selective agonist of γ-Aminobutyric acid metabotropic receptor (B) (GABAB).

(±)-Baclofen, a selective agonist of GABAB, causes skeletal muscle relaxation and inhibits spasticity via triggering GABAB. (±)-Baclofen, as an active anti-craving medication, modifies animal responses to alcohol and cocaine. γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), an inhibitory neurotransmitter, acts via heteromeric ligand-gated ion channels, GABAA and GABAC, and a G protein-coupled receptor, GABAB.

In vitro: (±)-Baclofen dampened cell growth in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells in a dose-dependent manner. (±)-Baclofen also caused cell cycle arrest at G0/G1 phase without inducing cell death. Additionally, (±)-baclofen-evoked HCC cells proliferation was associated with down-regulation of the intracellular cAMP level, up-regulation of p21WAF1 protein expression and its phosphorylation level, which could be reversed by pretreatment with the GABAB antagonist, phaclofen, indicating that (±)-baclofen-evoked growth blockade was exerted in a GABAB-dependent fashion [1].

In vivo: The mice, subcutaneously injected with Bel-7402 cells, were given an intraperitoneal injection of (±)-baclofen 30 mg/kg every day for 30 days. Compared with the control, (±)-baclofen remarkably blocked the Bel-7402 xenograft tumor growth without causing toxic effects via measuring the relative tumor volume and the mean body weight change in (±)-baclofen-treated groups, which could make (±)-baclofen as an effective and relatively safe potential drug for the treatment of HCC [1].

[1].  Wang, T., Huang, W., & Chen, F. Baclofen, a GABAB receptor agonist, inhibits human hepatocellular carcinoma cell growth in vitro and in vivo. Life Sciences. 2008; 82(9-10): 536-541.

Chemical Properties

StorageStore at -20°C
Cas No.1134-47-0
Solubility≥3.06mg/mL in H2O with gentle warming, <2.14mg/mL in DMSO
Chemical Nameβ-(aminomethyl)-4-chloro-benzenepropanoic acid
SDFDownload SDF
Canonical SMILESClC1=CC=C(C(CN)CC(O)=O)C=C1
Shipping ConditionEvaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.

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