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Version1.0
Creation Date2016-09-30 22:19:42 UTC
Update Date2020-06-04 20:50:28 UTC
MCDB ID BMDB0000112
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • BMDB00112
Metabolite Identification
Common NameGamma-Aminobutyric acid
DescriptionGamma-Aminobutyric acid, also known as gaba or g-amino-butanoate, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as gamma amino acids and derivatives. These are amino acids having a (-NH2) group attached to the gamma carbon atom. Gamma-Aminobutyric acid exists as a solid, very hydrophobic, practically insoluble (in water), and relatively neutral molecule. Gamma-Aminobutyric acid exists in all living species, ranging from bacteria to humans. Gamma-Aminobutyric acid is a potentially toxic compound.
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
4-Aminobutanoic acidChEBI
4-Aminobutyric acidChEBI
4AbuChEBI
GABAChEBI
GAMMA-AMINO-butanoIC ACIDChEBI
gamma-Amino-N-butyric acidChEBI
gamma-Aminobutanoic acidChEBI
gamma-AminobuttersaeureChEBI
Omega-aminobutyric acidChEBI
Piperidic acidChEBI
Piperidinic acidChEBI
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3-CarboxypropylamineHMDB
AminalonHMDB
GaballonHMDB
GamarexHMDB
gamma AminobutyrateHMDB
gamma Aminobutyric acidHMDB
GammaloneHMDB
GammarHMDB
GammasolHMDB
MielogenHMDB
MielomadeHMDB
W-AminobutyrateHMDB
W-Aminobutyric acidHMDB
gamma-Aminobutyric acid, calcium salt (2:1)HMDB
gamma-Aminobutyric acid, hydrochlorideHMDB
gamma-Aminobutyric acid, zinc salt (2:1)HMDB
4 Aminobutanoic acidHMDB
4 Aminobutyric acidHMDB
Lithium gabaHMDB
gamma Aminobutyric acid, monolithium saltHMDB
gamma Aminobutyric acid, monosodium saltHMDB
gamma-Aminobutyric acid, monolithium saltHMDB
gamma-Aminobutyric acid, monosodium saltHMDB
Acid, hydrochloride gamma-aminobutyricHMDB
AminaloneHMDB
GABA, lithiumHMDB
Hydrochloride gamma-aminobutyric acidHMDB
gamma Aminobutyric acid, hydrochlorideHMDB
4-Amino-butanoateHMDB
gamma-Aminobutyric acidKEGG
Chemical FormulaC4H9NO2
Average Molecular Weight103.1198
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight103.063328537
IUPAC NameNot Available
Traditional NameNot Available
CAS Registry Number56-12-2
SMILESNot Available
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C4H9NO2/c5-3-1-2-4(6)7/h1-3,5H2,(H,6,7)
InChI KeyBTCSSZJGUNDROE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as gamma amino acids and derivatives. These are amino acids having a (-NH2) group attached to the gamma carbon atom.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassAmino acids, peptides, and analogues
Direct ParentGamma amino acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Gamma amino acid or derivatives
  • Amino fatty acid
  • Straight chain fatty acid
  • Fatty acid
  • Fatty acyl
  • Amino acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Organic oxide
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Primary amine
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Amine
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point203 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility1300 mg/mLNot Available
LogP-3.17HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Predicted PropertiesNot Available
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Concentrations
StatusValueReferenceDetails
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
HMDB IDHMDB0000112
DrugBank IDDB02530
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB030489
KNApSAcK IDC00001337
Chemspider ID116
KEGG Compound IDC00334
BioCyc ID4-AMINO-BUTYRATE
BiGG ID34652
Wikipedia LinkGamma-Aminobutyric_acid
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound119
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID16865
References
Synthesis ReferenceMinoshima, Ryoichi. Preparation of gamma-aminobutyric acid with unripened beans. PCT Int. Appl. (2007), 25pp.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Melzer N, Wittenburg D, Hartwig S, Jakubowski S, Kesting U, Willmitzer L, Lisec J, Reinsch N, Repsilber D: Investigating associations between milk metabolite profiles and milk traits of Holstein cows. J Dairy Sci. 2013 Mar;96(3):1521-34. doi: 10.3168/jds.2012-5743. [PubMed:23438684 ]
  2. Mung D, Li L: Development of Chemical Isotope Labeling LC-MS for Milk Metabolomics: Comprehensive and Quantitative Profiling of the Amine/Phenol Submetabolome. Anal Chem. 2017 Apr 18;89(8):4435-4443. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b03737. Epub 2017 Mar 28. [PubMed:28306241 ]