The inhibitory action of L-glutamic acid esters on the insect neuromuscular junction

Daisuke Yamamoto, Hiroshi Washio

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    Abstract

    1. γ-Methyl and γ-ethyl esters of L-glutamic acid in 10 mM concentration blocked the mealworm larval neuromuscular transmission while diesters of L-glutamic acid were less effective. 2. The amplitude of the intra- and extracellular EPSPs was reduced by the treatment of 10 mM γ-esters in a few minutes. 3. The result suggest that the glutamte receptor in insect muscles resembles to that of the crayfish muscle and differs to some degree from the glutamate receptor on mammalian central neurones.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-80
    Number of pages6
    JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C, Comparative
    Volume63
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1979

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Immunology
    • Pharmacology

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