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Kainic Acid

"Kainic Acid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

(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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Kainic Acid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Kainic Acid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 136 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 1998
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