AP5

  • (R )-2- amino-5- phosphono- pentanoic acid
  • APV
  • AP5

Colorless crystalline solid

Fixed

Slightly soluble in cold water

Attention

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2-amino -5- phosphonovaleriansäure (short or APV AP5 ) is a synthetic, non-proteinogenic amino acid.

APV is a selective NMDA receptor antagonist, which competitively inhibits this receptor, even in small doses. In this case, the D-enantiomer of the amino acid is considered to be the biologically active isomer.

APV was developed by Jeff Watkins and Harry Olverman.

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