[3H]5,7-dichlorokynurenic acid, a novel radioligand labels NMDA receptor-associated glycine binding sites.

A strychnine-insensitive glycine binding site is located on the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-preferring glutamate receptor complex. Kynurenic acid analogs are antagonists at this binding site. A derivative of kynurenic acid, 5,7-dichlorokynurenic acid (5,7-DCKA) was radiolabeled with 3H and used to study antagonist binding to the glycine recognition site… CONTINUE READING