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Name: Kainic Acid
PubChem Compound ID: 10255
Description: (2S-(2 alpha,3 beta,4 beta))-2-Carboxy-4-(1-methylethenyl)-3-pyrrolidineacetic acid. Ascaricide obtained from the red alga Digenea simplex. It is a potent excitatory amino acid agonist at some types of excitatory amino acid receptors and has been used to discriminate among receptor types. Like many excitatory amino acid agonists it can cause neurotoxicity and has been used experimentally for that purpose.
Molecular formula: C10H15NO4
Molecular weight: 213.23 g/mol
Digenic acid; EU-0100656; Helminal; UPCMLD-DP146:001; 3-Pyrrolidineacetic acid, 2-carboxy-4-(1-methylethenyl)-, (2S-(2-alpha,3-beta,4-beta))- (9CI); Acido kainico [INN-Spanish]; Acidum kainicum [INN-Latin]; L-proline, 3-(carboxymethyl)-4-(1-methylethenyl)-, (3S,4S)-; Kainic Acid; NSC 136038.
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