(= ibotenic acid)
An excitotoxin from Amanita sp., that acts on the NMDA receptor.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • excitatory amino acid — The naturally occurring amino acids L glutamate and L aspartate and their synthetic analogues, notably kainate, quisqualate, and NMDA. They have the properties of excitatory neurotransmitters in the CNS, may be involved in long term potentiation …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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