Kainic Acid

Nanocs is the largest supplier of Kainic Acid and other agonists at the kainate class of ionotropic glutamate receptors in the world. Kainic acid provided by Nanocs has the purity greater than 99%,  the purest form of these exceitatory amino acids available from any natural or synthetic sources. The prices of our products are at least 30% lower than those from other companies. Nanocs works hard to provide the best quality kainic acid for users all over the world. Nanocs is now serving more than 40 neurological labs in over 10 countries.
Kainic Acid
Synonym: 2-Carboxy-3-carboxymethyl-4-isopropenylpyrrolidine

Molecular Formula: C10H15NO4

Molecular Weight: 213.23

CAS Number: 487-79-6

Purity: >99%, Glutamate, free;

Solubility: H2O soluble

Description: Kainic acid is a natural marine product originally isolated from the red marine alga D. Simplex. It is a potent central nervous system stimulant, and has been developed as the prototype neuroexcitatory amino acid for the induction of seizures in experimental animals, at a typical dose of 10-30 mg/kg in mice.Kainic acid is neuroexcitotoxic and epileptogenic, acting through specific kainate receptors.

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  • Kristen Ryan, Donald S. Backos, Philip Reigan, and Manisha Patel (2012) Post-Translational Oxidative Modification and Inactivation of Mitochondrial Complex I in Epileptogenesis. The Journal of Neuroscience, August 15, 2012, 32(33):11250-11258
Cat.No. Description Price/USD
KA0001-10 Kainic acid, 10 mg, in stock
KA0001-50 Kainic acid, 50 mg, in stock 485.00
KA0002 Kainic acid, 1 g, in stock inquire

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