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What does KA stand for?
KA stands for Kainate
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Samples in periodicals archive:
These key SUMO proteins produce subtle responses to the brain's activity levels to regulate the amount of information transmitted by kainate receptors - responsible for communication between nerve cells and whose activation can lead to epileptic seizures and nerve cell death.
AMPA and kainate are the ones that work quickly, while NMDA can lead to changes in plasticity over time.
Domoic acid, the alleged "mussel neurotoxin" might produce its neurotoxic effect through Kainate receptor activation: an electrophysiological study in rat dorsal hippocampus.
Excitotoxicity appears to be primarily dependent on NMDA and kainate receptor activation.
The simple classification of receptors as ionotropic or metabotropic also is beginning to blur as reports accumulate that, for example, activation of ionotropic kainate receptors may also produce a second-messenger cascade.
Kainate amounts of 10-30 mg/kg were injected intraperitoneally into C57/BL6 male mice, a strain often used in the creation of transgenic or knockout animals.
Just two of the nine treated animals developed seizures when given a chemical called kainate, which normally induces seizures, During and his colleagues reported in the Feb.