Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!

Kainic acid

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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.