Cat. No. 5785
Alternative Names: caged MDNI glutamate, DNI glutamate, DNI-GLU
Chemical Name: (S)-α-Amino-2,3-dihydro-4-methoxy-5,
Biological ActivityRapidly and efficiently releases glutamate (Cat. No. 0218) when photolysed (350 - 365 nm excitation). Water soluble and stable at neutral pH, and pharmacologically inactive at neuronal glutamate receptors (up to 200 μM). 5.5 times more photosensitive than MNI-caged L-glutamate (Cat. No. 1490). Laser activation of MDNI-glu evokes a rapid increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration in astrocytes.
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Popovic et al (2015) Electrical behaviour of dendritic spines as revealed by voltage imaging. Nat.Commun. 6 8436. PMID: 26436431.
Fedoryak et al (2005) Synthesis of a caged glutamate for efficient one- and two-photon photorelease on living cells. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 7 3664. PMID: 16027904.
Papageorgiou et al (2005) Synthetic and photochemical studies of substituted 1-acyl-7-nitroindolines. Photochem.Photobiol.Sci. 4 887. PMID: 16252044 .
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