Cat. No. 0111
Chemical Name: (2S,3S,4R)-2-Carboxy-4-isopropyl-3-
Biological ActivityEAAT2(GLT1)-selective non-transportable inhibitor of L-glutamate and L-aspartate uptake (Ki = 23 μM). 130-fold selective over EAAT1 and EAAT3 (Ki > 3 mM). Also available as part of the Excitatory Amino Acid Transporter Inhibitor Tocriset™.
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Arriza et al (1994) Functional comparisons of three glutamate transporter subtypes cloned from human motor cortex. J.Neurosci. 14 5559. PMID: 7521911.
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Munoz et al (1987) Effects of dihydrokainic acid on extracellular amino acids and neuronal excitability in the in vivo rat hippocampus. Neuropharmacology 26 1. PMID: 2882438.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Dihydrokainic acid include:
Campbell et al (2015) Functional changes in glutamate transporters and astrocyte biophysical properties in a rodent model of focal cortical dysplasia. Front Cell Neurosci 8 425. PMID: 25565960.
Pál et al (2015) Appearance of fast astrocytic component in voltage-sensitive dye imaging of neural activity. Mol Brain 8 35. PMID: 26043770.
Petr et al (2015) Conditional deletion of the glutamate transporter GLT-1 reveals that astrocytic GLT-1 protects against fatal epilepsy while neuronal GLT-1 contributes significantly to glutamate uptake into synaptosomes. J Neurosci 35 5187. PMID: 25834045.
Liang et al (2014) δ-Opioid receptors up-regulate excitatory amino acid transporters in mouse astrocytes. Br J Pharmacol 171 5417. PMID: 25052197.
Tse et al (2014) Pharmacological inhibitions of glutamate transporters EAAT1 and EAAT2 compromise glutamate transport in photoreceptor to ON-bipolar cell synapses. Vision Res 103 49. PMID: 25152321.
McKeown et al (2012) Disruption of Eaat2b, a glutamate transporter, results in abnormal motor behaviors in developing zebrafish. Dev Biol 362 162. PMID: 22094018.
Hobo et al (2011) Up-regulation of spinal glutamate transporters contributes to anti-hypersensitive effects of valproate in rats after peripheral nerve injury. Neurosci Lett 502 52. PMID: 21802494.
Parri et al (2010) Sensory and cortical activation of distinct glial cell subtypes in the somatosensory thalamus of young rats. Eur J Neurosci 32 29. PMID: 20608967.
David et al (2009) Astrocytic dysfunction in epileptogenesis: consequence of altered potassium and glutamate homeostasis? J Neurosci 29 10588. PMID: 19710312.
Mulholland et al (2009) Ethanol disrupts NMDA receptor and astroglial EAAT2 modulation of Kv2.1 potassium channels in hippocampus. Alcohol 43 45. PMID: 19185209.
Baltan et al (2008) White matter vulnerability to ischemic injury increases with age because of enhanced excitotoxicity. J Neurosci 28 1479. PMID: 18256269.
Weller et al (2008) Selective overexpression of excitatory amino acid transporter 2 (EAAT2) in astrocytes enhances neuroprotection from moderate but not severe hypoxia-ischemia. Neuroscience 155 1204. PMID: 18620031.
Chu et al (2007) Pharmacological Induction of Ischemic Tolerance by Glutamate Transporter-1 (EAAT2) Upregulation. Stroke 38 177. PMID: 17122424.
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