C10 H15 N O4
Soluble in water (10 mg/mL)
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.
Not for human therapeutic use or for medicinal purposes. For research applications only.
Research or further manufacturing use only, not for food or drug use.