(= 1,2-bis-(2-amino-5-methylphenoxy) ethane tetraacetic acid tetraacetoxymethyl ester)
Compound that readily enters cells where it is converted to 5-methyl BAPTA, an indicator of calcium concentration.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • BAPTA — (= 1,2 bis(o aminophenoxy) ethane tetraacetate) Calcium chelator with low affinity for magnesium. Absorption maximum shifts when calcium is bound so it can be used as an indicator of intracellular calcium concentration (though it will chelate… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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