Catalog Number: 2453
Chemical Name: (1R,4R,5S,6R)-4-Amino-2-oxabicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-4,6-dicarboxylic acid
Biological Activity
Highly selective group II mGlu receptor agonist (EC50 values are 2.69 and 4.48 nM for hmGlu2 and hmGlu3 respectively) that displays > 80-fold selectivity over group I and group III receptors. Provides protection against NMDA-mediated cell death in vitro and offers almost complete protection against CA1 hippocampal damage following global ischemia in gerbils. Orally and systemically active. Caged LY 379268 is also available (Cat. No. 3332).
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 20 mM in water and to 100 mM in 1eq. NaOH
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  • Storage:
    Store at +4°C
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Sold under license from Eli Lilly and Company
Background References
  1. LY379268, a potent and selective group II metabotropic glutamate receptor agonist, is neuroprotective in gerbil global, but not focal cerebral ischaemia.
    Bond et al.
    Neurosci.Lett., 1999;273:191
  2. Neuroprotective effects of LY379268, a selective mGlu2/3 receptor agonist: investigations into possible mechanisms of action in vivo.
    Bond et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2000;294:800
  3. (2S,1'S,2'S,3'R)-2-(2'-carboxy-3'-methylcyclopropyl) glycine is a potent and selective metabotropic group 2 agonist with anxiolytic properties.
    Collado et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2002;45:3619

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for LY 379268 include:

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  1. The role of 5-HT2A, 5-HT 2C and mGlu2 receptors in the behavioral effects of tryptamine hallucinogens N,N-dimethyltryptamine and N,N-diisopropyltryptamine in rats and mice.
    Authors: Carbonaro Et al.
    J Neurosci
  2. The Functional Organization of Neocortical Networks Investigated in Slices with Local Field Recordings and Laser Scanning Photostimulation.
    Authors: Erlandson Et al.
    Psychopharmacology (Berl)
  3. Group II metabotropic glutamate receptor agonist LY379268 regulates AMPA receptor trafficking in prefrontal cortical neurons.
    Authors: Wang Et al.
    PLoS One
  4. Group II metabotropic glutamate receptors modify N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors via Src kinase.
    Authors: Trepanier Et al.
    Sci Rep
  5. Disruptions in the regulation of extracellular glutamate by neurons and glia in the rat striatum two days after diffuse brain injury.
    Authors: Hinzman Et al.
    J Neurotrauma
  6. Identification of three residues essential for 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A-metabotropic glutamate 2 (5-HT2A-mGlu2) receptor heteromerization and its psychoactive behavioral function.
    Authors: Moreno Et al.
    Front Mol Neurosci
  7. Lifelong CRF overproduction is associated with altered gene expression and sensitivity of discrete GABA(A) and mGlu receptor subtypes.
    Authors: Vinkers Et al.
    Psychopharmacology (Berl)
  8. Reduced cAMP, Akt activation and p65-c-Rel dimerization: mechanisms involved in the protective effects of mGluR3 agonists in cultured astrocytes.
    Authors: Durand Et al.
    PLoS One
  9. Maternal influenza viral infection causes schizophrenia-like alterations of 5-HT2A and mGlu2 receptors in the adult offspring.
    Authors: Moreno Et al.
    J Biol Chem
  10. The mGluR2/3 agonist LY379268 blocks the effects of GLT-1 upregulation on prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex in adult rats.
    Authors: Bellesi and Conti
  11. Cortical regulation of striatal medium spiny neuron dendritic remodeling in parkinsonism: modulation of glutamate release reverses dopamine depletion-induced dendritic spine loss.
    Authors: Garcia Et al.
    Cereb Cortex
  12. The glutamatergic compounds sarcosine and N-acetylcysteine ameliorate prepulse inhibition deficits in metabotropic glutamate 5 receptor knockout mice.
    Authors: Chen Et al.
    Psychopharmacology (Berl)
  13. A novel postsynaptic group II metabotropic glutamate receptor role in modulating baroreceptor signal transmission.
    Authors: Sekizawa Et al.
    J Neurosci
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