|Biological half-life||~12 hours|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||134.18 g/mol|
|3D model (Jmol)||Interactive image|
Phenylethylidenehydrazine (PEH), also known as 2-phenylethylhydrazone or β-phenylethylidenehydrazine, is an inhibitor of the enzyme GABA transaminase (GABA-T). It is a metabolite of the antidepressant phenelzine and is responsible for its elevation of GABA concentrations. PEH may contribute to phenelzine's anxiolytic effects.
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- Duffy S, Nguyen PV, Baker GB (2004). "Phenylethylidenehydrazine, a novel GABA-transaminase inhibitor, reduces epileptiform activity in rat hippocampal slices". Neuroscience. 126 (2): 423–32. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2004.03.007. PMID 15207360.