PMPA (NAALADase inhibitor)

Cat. No. 1380

PMPA (NAALADase inhibitor) C6H11O7P [173039-10-6]

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Chemical Name: 2-(Phosphonomethyl)pentane-1,5-dioic acid

Biological Activity

Highly potent and selective inhibitor of  glutamate carboxypeptidase 2 (GCP II/N-acetylated α-linked dipeptidase/NAALADase) with a Ki value of 275 pM. Neuroprotective; protects against glutamate-mediated motor neuron degeneration and reduces volume of injury following middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO).

Licensing Information

Sold with the permission of AstraZeneca Ltd.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Desiccate at RT

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Rahn et al (2012) Inhibition of glutamate carboxypeptidase II (GCPII) activity as a treatment for cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U S A (Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23169655.

Thomas et al (2003) NAALADase inhibition protects motor neurons against chronic glutamate toxicity. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 471 177. PMID: 12826236.

Slusher et al (1999) Selective inhibition of NAALADase, which converts NAAG to glutamate, reduces ischemic brain injury. Nat.Med. 5 1396. PMID: 10581082.

Jackson et al (1996) Design, synthesis, and biological activity of a potent inhibitor of the neuropeptidase N-acetylated α-linked acidic dipeptidase. J.Med.Chem. 39 619. PMID: 8558536.

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