Potent, non-competitive NMDA receptor antagonist (IC50 = 93 nM) that has been suggested to have NR2 subunit selectivity. Inhibits inward currents evoked by NMDA in central nervous system neurons (IC50 = 350 nM) and exhibits broad anticonvulsant and antiparkinsonian activity in vivo at doses devoid of behavioral toxicity.
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(Modifications: X = Gla, Disulfide bridge between 21 - 25)
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Blandl et al (2000) Structure-function relationships of the NMDA-receptor antagonist peptide, conantokin-R. FEBS Lett. 470 139 PMID: 10734223
Klein et al (2001) The amino acid residue at sequence position 5 in the conantokin peptides partially governs subunit-selective antagonism of recombinant N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors. J.Biol.Chem. 276 26860 PMID: 11335724
White et al (2000) In vitro and in vivo characterization of conantokin-R, a selective NMDA receptor antagonist isolated from the venom of the fish-hunting snail Conus radiatus. J.Pharmacol.Expr.Ther. 292 425
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