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Glycine | CAS No. 56-40-6 | Additional NMDA Receptor Compounds
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Description: Endogenous potentiator of NMDA receptors

Chemical Name: Aminoethanoic acid

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Biological Activity

One of the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in the mammalian CNS, predominantly active in the spinal cord and brain stem. Also acts as a modulator of excitatory amino acid transmission mediated by NMDA receptors. Also available as part of the NMDA Receptor - Glycine Site Tocriset™.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Store at RT

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Background References

  1. Olanzapine: preclinical and clinical profiles of a novel antipsychotic agent.
    Tollefson and Taylor
    CNS Drug Reviews, 2000;6:303
  2. Glycine receptors: heterogeneous and widespread in the mammalian brain.
    Trends Neurosci., 1991;14:458
  3. The inhibitory glycine receptor: architecture, synaptic localization and molecular pathology of a postsynaptic ion-channel complex.
    Kuhse et al.
    Curr.Opin.Neurobiol., 1995;5:318
  4. Glycine potentiates the NMDA response in cultured mouse brain neurons.
    Johnson and Ascher
    Nature, 1987;325:529
  5. The NMDA receptor, its channel and its modulation by glycine.
    Ascher and Johnson
    The NMDA Receptor (2nd edition). Eds. G.L.Collingr, 1989;:109

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Use of glycine as NMDA receptor co-agonist
By Anonymous on 10/19/2019
Application: Species: Human

Mixture of 100 microM of glycine + 100 microM NMDA was used to evoke an NMDA receptor response in outside-out patched excised from hippocampal neurons. Glycine displayed a clear co-agonist effect, as expected. Easily soluble, no problem if stored in frozen aliquots for more than half a year.

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