Kynurenate and FG9041 have both competitive and non-competitive antagonist actions at excitatory amino acid receptors.

Article date: 1988/7/7

PubMed ID: 2901972

Journal name: European journal of pharmacology (ISSN: 0014-2999)


The antagonist profile of kynurenate and FG9041 have been characterised in a modified preparation of the baby rat hemisected spinal cord. Both kynurenate and FG9041 were competitive antagonists of responses to kainate and AMPA, although neither antagonist was selective for kainate versus AMPA. In contrast, both antagonists produced an apparent unsurmountable antagonism of responses to NMDA, indicating a different mode of action at the NMDA receptor.

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Author List: Birch P J, Grossman C J, Hayes A G

Publication Types: Journal Article

Substances mentioned in the article: Quinoxalines; Receptors, Amino Acid; Receptors, Cell Surface; Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate; Receptors, Neurotransmitter; Ibotenic Acid; Aspartic Acid; FG 9041; N-Methylaspartate; alpha-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic Acid; Kynurenic Acid; Kainic Acid;

Mesh terms: Animals; Aspartic Acid/analogs & derivatives; Ibotenic Acid/analogs & derivatives; In Vitro Techniques; Kainic Acid/pharmacology; Kynurenic Acid/pharmacology; N-Methylaspartate; Quinoxalines/pharmacology; Rats; Rats, Inbred Strains; Receptors, Amino Acid; Receptors, Cell Surface/drug effects; Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate; Receptors, Neurotransmitter/drug effects; Spinal Cord/drug effects; alpha-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic Acid;

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