L-Glutamic acid

Cat. No. 0218

L-Glutamic acid C5H9NO4 [56-86-0]

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Chemical Name: (S)-1-Aminopropane-1,3-dicarboxylic acid

Biological Activity

The predominant excitatory transmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. Acts at ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors. MNI-caged-L-glutamate (Cat. No. 1490) and D-Glutamic acid (Cat. No. 0217) are also available.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
147.13
Formula:
C5H9NO4
Solubility:
Soluble to 100 mM in 1eq. NaOH
Storage:
Store at RT
CAS No:
56-86-0

The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

Certificate of Analysis / Product Datasheet / Safety Data Sheet

Monaghan et al (1989) The excitatory amino acid receptors: their classes, pharmacology and distinct properties in the function of the central nervous system. Annu.Rev.Pharmacol.Toxicol. 29 365. PMID: 2543272.

Watkins and Evans (1981) Excitatory amino acid transmitters. Annu.Rev.Pharmacol.Toxicol. 21 165. PMID: 6112965.

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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for L-Glutamic acid include:

Schitine et al (2015) Functional plasticity of GAT-3 in avian Müller cells is regulated by neurons via a glutamatergic input. J Neurosci 82 42. PMID: 25700791.

Moreno et al (2012) Identification of three residues essential for 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A-metabotropic glutamate 2 (5-HT2A·mGlu2) receptor heteromerization and its psychoactive behavioral function. J Biol Chem 287 44301. PMID: 23129762.

Owaisat et al (2012) In vivo comparison of harmine efficacy against psychostimulants: preferential inhibition of the cocaine response through a glutamatergic mechanism. Neurosci Lett 525 12. PMID: 22877698.

Tallarida et al (2012) Glutamate carboxypeptidase II (GCPII) inhibitor displays anti-glutamate and anti-cocaine effects in an invertebrate assay. Amino Acids 42 2521. PMID: 21850438.

Moreno et al (2011) Maternal influenza viral infection causes schizophrenia-like alterations of 5-HT2A and mGlu2 receptors in the adult offspring. J Neurosci 31 1863. PMID: 21289196.

Galici et al (2006) Biphenyl-indanone A, a positive allosteric modulator of the metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 2, has antipsychotic- and anxiolytic-like effects in mice. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 318 173. PMID: 16608916.

Calò et al (2005) Interactions between ephrin-B and metabotropic glutamate 1 receptors in brain tissue and cultured neurons. J Neurosci 25 2245. PMID: 15745950.

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