MNI caged kainic acid
Kainic acid (Cat.No. 0222) caged with the photosensitive 4-methoxy-7-nitroindolinyl group. Generates large inward currents at resting membrane potential upon wide field photolysis in Purkinje neurons. Selectively photoactivates kainate receptors when used in conjunction with an AMPA antagonist, such as GYKI 53655 (Cat.No. 2555). Suitable for uncaging with 300-380 nm excitation. Exhibits rapid uncaging rate relative to ionotropic glutamate receptor activation.
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|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
|water||1.95||5mM with gentle warming|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 389.4. 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||2.57 mL||12.84 mL||25.68 mL|
|5 mM||0.51 mL||2.57 mL||5.14 mL|
|10 mM||0.26 mL||1.28 mL||2.57 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.26 mL||0.51 mL|
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Maier et al (2005) Comparative analysis of inhibitor effects of caged ligands for the NMDA receptor. J.Neurosci.Meths. 142 1 PMID: 15652611
Palma-Cerda et al (2013) New caged neurotransmitter analogues based on methoxy-nitroindole and nitrophenylethoxycarbonyl caging groups are selective for glutamate receptor subtypes. Neuropharmacology 63 624 PMID: 22609535
Palma-Cerda et al (2012) New caged neurotransmitter analogs selective for glutamate receptor sub-types based on methoxynitroindoline and nitrophenylethoxycarbonyl caging groups. Neuropharmacology. 63 624 PMID: 22609535
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