Phenylethylidenehydrazine

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Phenylethylidenehydrazine
Phenylethylidenehydrazine.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(1E)-(2-Phenylethylidene)hydrazine
Clinical data
Legal status Uncontrolled
Pharmacokinetic data
Half-life ~12 hours
Identifiers
CAS number 29443-41-2
ATC code None
PubChem CID 10103216
ChemSpider 8278744
Chemical data
Formula C8H10N2 
Mol. mass 134.18 g/mol

Phenylethylidenehydrazine (PEH) is an inhibitor of the enzyme GABA transaminase (GABA-T).[1][2] It is a metabolite of the antidepressant phenelzine and is responsible for its elevation of GABA concentrations.[1] PEH likely plays a significant role in phenelzine's high efficacy in treating anxiety disorders.

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