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Domoic acid is a kainate receptor agonist. More potent and possibly more selective than kainate at kainate receptors, as demonstrated in electrophysiological studies.
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Agrawal and Evans (1986) The primary afferent depolarizing action of kainate in the rat. Br.J.Pharmacol. 87 345 PMID: 3513882
Debonnel et al (1989) Domoic acid, the alleged 'mussel toxin', might produce its neurotoxic effect through kainate receptor activation: an electro-physiological study in rat dorsal hippocampus. Can.J.Physiol.Pharmacol. 67 29 PMID: 2540893
Watkins et al (1990) Experiments with kainate and quisqualate agonists and antagonists in relation to the sub-classification of 'non-NMDA' receptors. Excitatory Amino Acids and Synaptic Plasticity. Ed 49
Hampson and Manalo (1998) The activation of glutamate receptors by kainic acid and domoic acid. Nat.Toxins 6 153 PMID: 10223631
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Rojas et al (2013) Activation of group I metabotropic glutamate receptors potentiates heteromeric kainate receptors. Mol Pharmacol 83 106 PMID: 23066089
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