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- NSC 58973, 4-Hydroxyquinoline-2-carboxylic acid, Quinurenic acid
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- >95% by HPLC
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- Soluble in methanol or DMSO
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Kynurenic acid is an endogenous tryptophan metabolite of mammals and a constituent of Ephedra transitoria. Kynurenic acid is an antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and α-7 nicotinic acetylcholine (α7nACh) receptors and scavenges hydroxyl radicals under controlled conditions of free radical production. Kynurenic acid activates the AhR signal transduction pathway which has an important role in immune responses and developmental and pathological regulation. Kynurenic acid has analgesic properties via GPR35 activation.
- Identification and measurement of kynurenic acid in the rat brain and other organs. Lombardi C. et al. Analyt Biochem. 1988, 169, 89.
- On the antioxidant properties of kynurenic acid: Free radical scavenging activity and inhibition of oxidative stress. Lugo-Huitron R. et al. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2011, 33, 538.
- Tryptophan metabolites, indole-3-pyruvic acid, DL-3-indolelactic acid, L-kynurenine, and kynurenic acid, activate Ah receptor signal transduction. Heat-Pagliuso S. et al. Organohalogen Compounds 2000, 49, 289.