Cat. No. 0336
Chemical Name: (RS)-α-Methyl-4-carboxyphenylglycine
Biological ActivityNon-selective group I/group II metabotropic glutamate receptor antagonist. (S)-isomer and sodium salt also available (Cat. No's. 0337 and 3696 respectively).
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All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Joly et al (1995) Molecular, functional and pharmacological characterization of the metabotropic glutamate receptor Type 5 splice variants: comparison with mGluR1. J.Neurosci. 15 3970. PMID: 7751958.
Collingridge and Watkins (1994) Phenylglycine derivatives as metabotropic glutamate receptor antagonists. TiPS 15 333. PMID: 7992387.
Eaton et al (1993) Competitive antagonism at metabotropic glutamate receptors by (S)-4-carboxyphenylglycine (CPG) and (RS)-α-methyl-4-carboxyphenylglycine (MCPG). Eur.J.Pharmacol. 244 195. PMID: 8381746.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for (RS)-MCPG include:
Tang et al (2015) Stimulation-evoked Ca2+ signals in astrocytic processes at hippocampal CA3-CA1 synapses of adult mice are modulated by glutamate and ATP. J Neurosci 35 3016. PMID: 25698739.
Zhang and Lisman (2012) Activity-dependent regulation of synaptic strength by PSD-95 in CA1 neurons. Cereb Cortex 107 1058. PMID: 22114157.
Tronson et al (2010) Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5/Homer interactions underlie stress effects on fear. J Neurosci 68 1007. PMID: 21075228.
Petzold et al (2008) Coupling of neural activity to blood flow in olfactory glomeruli is mediated by astrocytic pathways. Biol Psychiatry 58 897. PMID: 18579080.
Shankar et al (2008) Amyloid-beta protein dimers isolated directly from Alzheimer's brains impair synaptic plasticity and memory. Nat Med 14 837. PMID: 18568035.
Jan and Westbrook (2007) Disynaptic amplification of metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 responses in the olfactory bulb. J Neurosci 27 132. PMID: 17202480.
Muddashetty et al (2007) Dysregulated metabotropic glutamate receptor-dependent translation of AMPA receptor and postsynaptic density-95 mRNAs at synapses in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome. J Neurosci 27 5338. PMID: 17507556.
Takayasu et al (2006) Glial glutamate transporters maintain one-to-one relationship at the climbing fiber-Purkinje cell synapse by preventing glutamate spillover. J Neurophysiol 26 6563. PMID: 16775144.
Ohba et al (2005) BDNF locally potentiates GABAergic presynaptic machineries: target-selective circuit inhibition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 15 291. PMID: 15238431.
Zhuo et al (1999) On the respective roles of nitric oxide and carbon monoxide in long-term potentiation in the hippocampus. Learn Mem 5 467. PMID: 10489262.
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