Dihydrokainic acid

Dihydrokainic acid
IUPAC name
Other names
Dihydrokainate; DHK
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ChemSpider 97018
Molar mass 215.25 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Dihydrokainic acid is an organic compound that contains two carboxylic acid functional groups, making it a dicarboxylic acid. It is an inhibitor of the GLT-1 glutamate transporter.[1]

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  1. Kawahara, K; Hosoya, R; Sato, H; Tanaka, M; Nakajima, T; Iwabuchi, S (2002). "Selective blockade of astrocytic glutamate transporter GLT-1 with dihydrokainate prevents neuronal death during ouabain treatment of astrocyte/neuron cocultures". Glia. 40 (3): 337–49. doi:10.1002/glia.10133. PMID 12420313.
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