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Ibotenic acid | NMDA and mGluR agonist

Ibotenic acid (60573-88-8) is a conformationally restricted analog of glutamate which occurs naturally in Amanita mascaria and related mushrooms.  It is a non-specific glutamate receptor (both NMDA and mGluR) agonist.1 May be used to induce hippocampal lesioning in rat neurodegeneration models.2,3 Induces lesions in the subiculum in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.4


1) Nakanishi (1992), Molecular diversity of glutamate receptors and implications for brain function; Science 258 597
2) Jarrard (1989), On the use of ibotenic acid to lesion selectively different components of the hippocampal formation; J. Neurosci. Methods 29 251
3) Isacson and Peschanski (1992), Is there capacity for anatomical and functional repair in the adult somatosensory thalamus?; Exp. Neurol. 115 173
4) George et al. (2014), Lesion of the subiculum reduces the spread of amyloid beta pathology to interconnected brain regions in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease; Acta Neuropathol. Commun. 2 17

Focus Biomolecules cell signaling supplier, chemical structure of Ibotenic acid | NMDA & mGluR agonist | CAS 2552-55-8

Catalog#  10-2693

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Catalog Number:
NMDA and mGluR agonist
Chemical Name:
α-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-isoxazoleacetic acid hydrate
Molecular Weight:
Molecular Formula:
C5H6N2O4 • H2O
Soluble in Water (up to 1 mg/ml)
Physical Properties:
White solid
98% by TLC
NMR (Conforms)
Storage Temperature:
-20°C (des.)
Stable for 1 year as supplied. Solutions in distilled water may be stored at -20°C for up to 1 month.
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