Kainate receptor agonist. More potent and possibly more selective than kainate at kainate receptors, as demonstrated in electrophysiological studies.
|Storage||Desiccate at -20°C|
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|Solubility||Soluble to 50 mM in water|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 311.33. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||3.21 mL||16.06 mL||32.12 mL|
|5 mM||0.64 mL||3.21 mL||6.42 mL|
|10 mM||0.32 mL||1.61 mL||3.21 mL|
|50 mM||0.06 mL||0.32 mL||0.64 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
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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