NMDA-receptors functional assays for CNS diseases
Whatever your therapeutic area (cognitive disorders, schizophrenia, depression, stroke, neuropathic pain, etc.) you are targeting NMDA receptors and you need to get clean, precise and robust pharmacological profiles of your compounds.
For more than 13 years Esther STEIDL and her team have developed multiple assays based on the Multi-Electrode Array technique (MEA recordings) to document and to evaluate all kinds of pharmacological tools targeting NMDA receptors: agonists, co-agonists, competitive antagonists, non-competitive antagonists, positive allosteric modulators, negative allosteric modulators selectively inhibiting NR2A- or NR2B-containing NMDA receptors.
The MEA recordings allow for quick and precise evaluation of compounds on acute slices.
We have documented the effects of reference compounds such as D-AP5, Memantine, MK-801, D-Serine, Ketamine, MPX-004, MPX-007 and Ro 25-6981.
Moreover, their effects can be observed on native neuronal networks or networks from transgenic rodents to appreciate their efficacy on physiological/pathophysiological mechanisms.
We can evaluate your compound on long-term potentiation, short-term potentiation, long-term depression, NMDA-mediated EPSPs, network oscillations, etc.
Take a look at our assays to learn more and check the attached studies below: