An agonist at glutamate receptors of the amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-isoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA) type. The anion formed when quisqualic acid is dissolved in water. See: quisqualic acid.
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This was demonstrated by the upregulation of ERK1/2 phosphorylation in response to the treatment of membrane-permeable agonist, quisqualate, in the presence of impermeable, non-transported antagonist, LY393053.
This enzyme is inhibited by [alpha]-aminoadipate and quisqualate. 3-HK inhibits both KAT I and KAT III activity but is more active against KAT II [44].
(80, 81) At least three receptor types are generally accepted as being responsible for glutamate excitotoxicity--those selectively activated by NMDA, quisqualate, and kainate.
(81) KYNA is a tryptophan metabolite that has selective activity against NMDA, quisqualate, and kainate receptors in the central nervous system.
Glutamate binds to at least four classes of receptors: NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate), kainate, AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxax-zoleproprionic acid) and a family of Q (quisqualate) receptors.
Lynch, "Contributions of quisqualate and NMDA receptors to the induction and expression of LTP," Science, vol.
Quisqualate was an even more potent agonist than glutamate, while L-aspartate was as potent as glutamate (Hashemzadeh-Gargari and Freschi, 1992).
Glutamate stimulates filopodia outgrowth on cultured astrocytes and these effects are mimicked by both kainate and quisqualate agonists [50], as well as mGluR agonist [4].
initiation of swimming activity in the medicinal leech by glutamate, quisqualate, and kainate.
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