Homocysteic acid

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Homocysteic acid
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L-Homocysteic acid
CAS number 14857-77-3
PubChem 177491
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C4H9NO5S
Molar mass 183.18 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Homocysteic acid is a sulfur-containing glutamic acid analog and a potent NMDA receptor agonist.[1][2]


  1. ^ Grandes, P; Kq, KQD; Morino, P; Cuénod, M; Streit, P (1991). "Homocysteate, an Excitatory Transmitter Candidate Localized in Glia". The European journal of neuroscience 3 (12): 1370–1373. doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.1991.tb00070.x. PMID 12106235. 
  2. ^ Yuzaki, M; Connor, JA (1999). "Characterization of L-homocysteate-induced currents in Purkinje cells from wild-type and NMDA receptor knockout mice". Journal of neurophysiology 82 (5): 2820–6. PMID 10561449.