Homocysteic acid

Homocysteic acid

L-Homocysteic acid
IUPAC name
(2S)-2-Amino-4-sulfobutanoic acid
Other names
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ChEBI CHEBI:132223 YesY
ChemSpider 154529
PubChem 177491
Molar mass 183.18 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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Homocysteic acid is a sulfur-containing glutamic acid analog and a potent NMDA receptor agonist.[1][2]


  1. Grandes, P; Kq, KQD; Morino, P; Cuénod, M; Streit, P (1991). "Homocysteate, an Excitatory Transmitter Candidate Localized in Glia". The European Journal of Neuroscience. 3 (12): 1370–1373. doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.1991.tb00070.x. PMID 12106235.
  2. Yuzaki, M; Connor, JA (1999). "Characterization of L-homocysteate-induced currents in Purkinje cells from wild-type and NMDA receptor knockout mice". Journal of Neurophysiology. 82 (5): 2820–6. PMID 10561449.

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