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Discontinued ProductSpermidine trihydrochloride (Cat. No. 0959) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Binds to the polyamine modulatory site of the NMDA receptor and has been described as an agonist based on its ability to enhance the binding of [3H]-MK801. Activates autophagy.
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Kishi et al (1998) Spermidine, a polyamine site agonist, attenuates working memory deficits caused by blockade of hippocampal muscarinic receptors and mGluRs in rats. Brain Res. 793 311 PMID: 9630697
Munir et al (1993) Polyamines modulate the neurotoxic effects of NMDA in vivo. Brain Res. 616 163 PMID: 8358608
Williams et al (1989) Effects of polyamines on the binding of [3H]-MK801 to the N-MthD.-aspartate receptor: pharmacological evidence for the existence of a polyamine recognition site. Mol.Pharmacol. 36 375 PMID: 2554112
Galluzzi et al (2017) Pharmacological modulation of autophagy: therapeutic potential and persisting obstacles. Nat.Rev.Drug.Discov. PMID: 28529316
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