Kainate

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Kainate
IUPAC name 3-(carboxymethyl)-4-isopropenyl- 2-pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid
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3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C10H15NO4
Molar mass 213.23
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Kainate is a specific agonist for the kainate receptor used as an ionotrophic glutamate receptor which mimicks the effect of glutamate. It is used in experiments to distinguish a receptor from the other ionotropic receptors for glutamate such as NMDA and AMPA, a.k.a. quisqualate.

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