AMPA Receptors

AMPA receptors are members of the ionotropic class of glutamate receptors, which also includes NMDA and kainate receptors. AMPA receptors mediate fast excitatory synaptic transmission and play a role in hippocampal synaptic long-term potentiation and depression.

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Background
Literature
Gene Data

Agonists

Cat No Product Name / Activity
1074 (RS)-AMPA hydrobromide
Selective AMPA agonist; more water soluble form of (RS)-AMPA (Cat. No. 0169)
0253 (R)-AMPA
Inactive isomer of (RS)-AMPA (Cat. No. 0169)
0169 (RS)-AMPA
Selective AMPA agonist
0254 (S)-AMPA
Selective AMPA agonist; active isomer of (RS)-AMPA (Cat. No. 0169)
1673 Cl-HIBO
GluA1 and GluA2 selective AMPA agonist
1543 (S)-CPW 399
Subtype-selective weakly desensitizing AMPA agonist
3840 NPEC-caged-(S)-AMPA
Caged (S)-AMPA
0188 L-Quisqualic acid
AMPA agonist; also group I mGlu agonist

Antagonists

Cat No Product Name / Activity
1082 CFM-2
Non-competitive AMPA antagonist
0190 CNQX
Potent and selective non-NMDA iGluR antagonist
1045 CNQX disodium salt
Potent non-NMDA iGluR antagonist; more water soluble form of CNQX (Cat. No. 0190)
2932 CP 465022 hydrochloride
Selective and non-competitive AMPA antagonist
0189 DNQX
Selective non-NMDA iGluR antagonist
2312 DNQX disodium salt
Selective non-NMDA iGluR antagonist; water-soluble salt of DNQX (Cat. No. 0189)
0845 Evans Blue tetrasodium salt
Non-NMDA iGluR antagonist; P2X antagonist; also inhibits L-glutamate uptake into synaptic vesicles
3099 GYKI 47261 dihydrochloride
Non-competitive AMPA antagonist
1454 GYKI 52466 dihydrochloride
Selective non-competitive AMPA antagonist
2555 GYKI 53655 hydrochloride
Non-competitive non-NMDA iGluR antagonist
4198 IEM 1925 dihydrobromide
Voltage- and use-dependent open-channel AMPA blocker
2766 Naspm trihydrochloride
Ca2+-permeable AMPA antagonist
0373 NBQX
Potent AMPA antagonist; more selective than CNQX (Cat. No. 0190)
1044 NBQX disodium salt
Potent AMPA antagonist; more water soluble form of NBQX (Cat. No. 0373)
2770 Philanthotoxin 74
GluA1 and GluA3 selective AMPA antagonist
0961 SYM 2206
Non-competitive AMPA antagonist
5032 Talampanel
Non-competitive non-NMDA iGluR antagonist
1765 UBP 282
Non-NMDA iGluR antagonist; distinguishes between motoneuron and dorsal root kainate receptors
2701 YM 90K hydrochloride
Selective AMPA antagonist
2345 ZK 200775
Competitive non-NMDA iGluR antagonist

Modulators

Cat No Product Name / Activity
4373 CMPDA
Positive allosteric modulator of GluA2 receptors
2980 CX 546
AMPA potentiator
5149 CX 614
Positive allosteric modulator of AMPA receptors
0713 Cyclothiazide
Positive allosteric modulator of AMPA receptors; inhibits AMPA desensitization
6278 JNJ 55511118
High affinity and selective negative modulator of AMPA receptors containing TARP-γ8
5297 LY 404187
Selective positive allosteric modulator of AMPA receptors
2929 PEPA
Allosteric potentiator of AMPA receptor desensitization
4900 PF 4778574
Positive allosteric modulator of AMPA receptors
3911 S 18986
Positive allosteric modulator of AMPA receptors

Inhibitors

Cat No Product Name / Activity
0867 Aniracetam
Inhibits desensitization; AMPA > kainate
1219 IDRA 21
Inhibits AMPA desensitization
1600 pep2-AVKI
Peptide inhibitor of GluA2 subunit binding to PICK1
1599 pep2-EVKI
Peptide inhibitor of GluA2 subunit binding to PICK1
1597 pep2-SVKI
Peptide inhibitor of GluA2 subunit binding to GRIP, ABP and PICK1; increases AMPA current amplitude
1595 pep2m
Peptide inhibitor of GluA2 subunit binding to NSF; reduces AMPA currents
3801 Pep2m, myristoylated
Peptide inhibitor of GluA2 subunit binding to NSF; myristoylated form of pep2m (Cat. No. 1595).

Blockers

Cat No Product Name / Activity
1636 IEM 1460
Open-channel blocker of AMPA currents; selective for non-GluA2-containing receptors
4199 IEM 1754 dihydrobromide
Voltage-dependent, open-channel AMPA blocker

Ligand Sets

Cat No Product Name / Activity
1822 AMPA Receptor Tocriset™
Selection of 5 AMPA receptor ligands (Cat. Nos. 0254, 0306, 1044, 0713 and 1454)

Other

Cat No Product Name / Activity
1048 1-BCP
Modulates AMPA-mediated responses
0964 Diazoxide
Inhibits AMPA desensitization
6094 2R,6R-Hydroxynorketamine hydrochloride
Ketamine metabolite; enhances AMPA currents; lacks ketamine-related side effects
6095 2S,6S-Hydroxynorketamine hydrochloride
Ketamine metabolite; decreases D-serine (a NMDA co-agonist); antidepressant
5982 cis-6-Hydroxynorketamine hydrochloride
Metabolite of ketamine (Cat.No. 3131); enhances AMPA currents
1602 Pep1-AGL
GluA1 subunit C-terminus peptide analog; also analog of Pep1-TGL (Cat. No. 1601)
1601 Pep1-TGL
GluA1 subunit C-terminus peptide analog
1598 pep2-SVKE
Inactive control peptide for pep2-SVKI (Cat. No. 1597)
1596 pep4c
Inactive control peptide for pep2m (Cat. No. 1595)
2973 Piracetam
Modulates Na+-flux at AMPA receptors; nootropic

AMPA receptors are members of the ionotropic class of glutamate receptors, which also includes NMDA and kainate receptors. AMPA receptors mediate fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the CNS and play a key role in hippocampal synaptic long-term potentiation (LTP) and depression (LTD).

AMPA receptors consist of GluA1-4 subunits which assemble as homomers or heteromers to form functional AMPA receptors. The subunit composition determines the physiological properties of AMPA receptors: those containing the GluA2 subunit show low permeability to Ca2+ whereas those lacking this subunit show high Ca2+ permeability.

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Literature for AMPA Receptors

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AMPA Receptor Gene Data

Gene Species Gene Symbol Gene Accession No. Protein Accession No.
GluA1 Human GRIA1 NM_000827 P42261
Mouse Gria1 NM_008165 P23818
Rat Gria1 NM_031608 P19490
GluA2 Human GRIA2 NM_001083620 Q12879
Mouse Gria2 NM_013540 P23819
Rat Gria2 NM_017261 P19491
GluA3 Human GRIA3 NM_000828 P42263
Mouse Gria3 NM_016886 Q9Z2W9
Rat Gria3 NM_032990 P19492
GluA4 Human GRIA4 NM_001077243 P48058
Mouse Gria4 NM_019691 Q9Z2W8
Rat gria4 NM_017263 P19493