Kainate receptor agonist. More potent and possibly more selective than kainate at kainate receptors, as demonstrated in electrophysiological studies.
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The primary afferent depolarizing action of kainate in the rat.
Agrawal and Evans
Domoic acid, the alleged 'mussel toxin', might produce its neurotoxic effect through kainate receptor activation: an electro-physiological study in rat dorsal hippocampus.
Debonnel et al.
The activation of glutamate receptors by kainic acid and domoic acid.
Hampson and Manalo
Experiments with kainate and quisqualate agonists and antagonists in relation to the sub-classification of 'non-NMDA' receptors.
Watkins et al.
Excitatory Amino Acids and Synaptic Plasticity. Ed, 1990;:49