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- Molecular formula: C7H10N2O4
- Molar mass: 186.165
- CAS Registry Number: Not available
- Appearance: Not available
- Melting point: Not available
- Boiling point: Not available
- Solubility: Soluble to 10 mM in water
- Safety sheet: Not available
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There are several types of glutamatergic ion channels in the central nervous system including AMPA, kainic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) channels. In the synapse, these receptors serve very different purposes. AMPA can be used experimentally to distinguish the activity of one receptor from the other in order to understand their differing functions. AMPA generates fast excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSP). AMPA activates AMPA receptors that are non-selective cationic channels allowing the passage of Na+ and K+ and therefore have an equilibrium potential near 0 mV.
3-(5-Methyl-3-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1,2-oxazol-4-yl)alanine (IUPAC Name); 2-Amino-3-(5-methyl-3-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1,2-oxazol-4-yl)propanoic acid; 2-ammonio-3-(3-hydroxy-5-methyl-1,2-oxazol-4-yl)propanoate; 3-(3-Hydroxy-5-methyl-1,2-oxazol-4-yl)alanine; alpha-Amino-2,3-dihydro-5-methyl-3-oxo-4-isoxazolepropanoic acid; alpha-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropanoic acid
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