N-Methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) is an endogenously generated molecule in rat nervous system and endocrine glands. NMDA is present at low level (nmol/g) in the adenohypophysis, hypothalamus, brain, and testis. NMDA is derived from D-Asp by an S-adenosylmethionine-dependent enzyme also referred to as NMDA synthase.
N-Methyl-D-aspartic acid has been used to induce N-methyl-d-aspartic acid (NMDA) toxicity, cultures of retinal cells were supplemented with NMDA.
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Excitotoxic amino acid. Prototypic agonist at the NMDA-type glutamate receptor that regulates ion channels; important in long-term potentiation, ischemia, and epilepsy.
N-Methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) plays a crucial role in release of luteinizing hormone and PRL (prolactin) in the pituitary gland and GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone) in the hypothalamus. It acts as a specific agonist for NMDA type glutamate receptors.