Kainic Acid (Natural)
- Formula:C10 H15 N O4
- Appearance:White to Off white powder
- Purity:>99% by HPLC
Kainic acid is a natural marine product originally isolated from the red marine alga D. Simplex. It is a potent central nervous system stimulant, acting through specific kainate receptors and has been developed as the prototype neuroexcitatory amino acid for the induction of seizures in experimental animals, at a typical dose of 10-30 mg/kg in mice. Kainic acid is utilised in primary neuronal cell cultures and acute brain slice preparations to study the physiological effect of excitotoxicity and assess the neuroprotective capabilities of potential therapeutics.
|Handling||Store in tightly-sealed vial. Protect from Moisture.|