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Kainic acid

Kainic acid --> kainate

An agonist for the k type excitatory amino acid receptor. It can act as an excitotoxin producing symptoms similar to those of Huntingdon's chorea and is also used as an anthelminthic drug. Originally isolated from the alga digenea simplex. The receptor is an amino acid gated ion channel, one of several types gated by the transmitter.


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Rhodophycae, Secoundary metabolites effects on parasite load

... which would effect the parasite loading of an organism, such as a-kainic acid or domoic acid ? Thanks !

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by marineman
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Rhodophycae, Secoundary metabolites effects on parasite load
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