Catalog Number: 0337
Chemical Name: (S)-α-Methyl-4-carboxyphenylglycine
Biological Activity
Active isomer of (RS)-MCPG (Cat. No. 0336). Non-selective group I/group II metabotropic glutamate receptor antagonist. Also available as part of the Group I mGlu Receptor Tocriset™, Group II mGlu Receptor Tocriset™ and Mixed mGlu Receptor Tocriset™.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in 1.1eq. NaOH
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  • Storage:
    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Effects of the metabotropic glutamate receptor antagonist MCPG on spatial and context-specific learning.
    Bordi et al.
    Neuropharmacology, 1996;35:1557
  2. Phenylglycine derivatives as metabotropic glutamate receptor antagonists.
    Collingridge and Watkins
    TiPS, 1994;15:333
  3. Stereospecific antagonism by (+)-α-methyl-4-carboxyphenylglycine (MCPG) of 1S,3R-ACPD induced effects in neonatal rat motoneurones and rat thalamic neurones.
    Jane et al.
    Neuropharmacology, 1993;32:725
  4. Structure-activity relationships of new agonists and antagonists of different metabotropic glutamate receptor subtypes.
    Sekiyama et al.
    Br. J. Pharmacol., 1996;117:1493

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for (S)-MCPG include:

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  1. Augmentation of Ca(2+) signaling in astrocytic endfeet in the latent phase of temporal lobe epilepsy.
    Authors: Szokol Et al.
  2. miR-26a and miR-384-5p are required for LTP maintenance and spine enlargement.
    Authors: Gu Et al.
    Nat Commun
  3. Neuron-glia signaling in developing retina mediated by neurotransmitter spillover.
    Authors: Rosa Et al.
    J Neurosci
  4. Miro1 Regulates Activity-Driven Positioning of Mitochondria within Astrocytic Processes Apposed to Synapses to Regulate Intracellular Calcium Signaling.
    Authors: Stephen Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
  5. Regulation of output spike patterns by phasic inhibition in cerebellar granule cells.
    Authors: Nieus Et al.
    Front Cell Neurosci
  6. Striatal dopamine transmission is subtly modified in human A53Tα-synuclein overexpressing mice.
    Authors: Platt Et al.
    PLoS One
  7. Optimization of a GCaMP calcium indicator for neural activity imaging.
    Authors: Akerboom Et al.
    J Neurosci
  8. Astrocytes mediate in vivo cholinergic-induced synaptic plasticity.
    Authors: Navarrete Et al.
    PLoS Biol
  9. CB1 modulation of temporally distinct synaptic facilitation among local circuit interneurons mediated by N-type calcium channels in CA1.
    Authors: Ali
    J Neurophysiol
  10. Persistent synapse loss induced by repetitive LTD in developing rat hippocampal neurons.
    Authors: Shinoda Et al.
    PLoS One
  11. Potent and specific action of the mGlu1 antagonists YM-298198 and JNJ16259685 on synaptic transmission in rat cerebellar slices.
    Authors: Fukunaga Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol
  12. Two coincidence detectors for spike timing-dependent plasticity in somatosensory cortex.
    Authors: Bender Et al.
    J Neurosci
  13. Metabotropic regulation of intrinsic excitability by synaptic activation of kainate receptors.
    Authors: Melyan Et al.
    J Neurosci
  14. Dopamine controls the firing pattern of dopamine neurons via a network feedback mechanism.
    Authors: Paladini Et al.
    Nat Neurosci
  15. Enhancement of glutamate release by L-fucose changes effects of glutamate receptor antagonists on long-term potentiation in the rat hippocampus.
    Authors: Matthies Et al.
    Learn Mem
  16. Developmental regulation of spine motility in the mammalian central nervous system.
    Authors: Dunaevsky Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
  17. Glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid mediate a heterosynaptic depression at mossy fiber synapses in the hippocampus.
    Authors: Vogt and Nicoll
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
  18. Regulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate-induced toxicity in the neostriatum: a role for metabotropic glutamate receptors?
    Authors: Colwell Et al.
    Front Cell Neurosci
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