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Quinolinic acid is an endogenous NMDA agonist. Quinolinic acid is a metabolite of tryptophan that acts as a putative NMDA receptor agonist. Quinolinic acid is an excitotoxic metabolite and an agonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors. properties of KYNA raise the possibility of a functional link between KYNA and QUIN in the brain which may be of relevance for an understanding of human neurodegenerative disorders. Quinolinic acid is a potent endogenous excitant at amino acid receptors in CNS.
MF Beal,; RJ Ferrante,; KJ Swartz,; NW Kowall. Chronic quinolinic acid lesions in rats closely resemble Huntington's disease. The Journal of Neuroscience,. 1991, 11(6), 1649-1659.
Dr Melvyn P. Heyes PhD,; Bruce J. Brew MD,; Alex Martin PhD,; Richard W. Price MD,; Andres M. Salazar MD.Quinolinic acid in cerebrospinal fluid and serum in HIV-1 Infection: Relationship to clinical and neurological status. Annals of Neurology. 1991 , 29 (2),202-209.
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