I made the discovery that the NMDA receptor is the trigger for the induction of LTP using D-AP5 synthesized by Jeff Watkins, the discoverer of the NMDA receptor... I now obtain my D-AP5 from Hello Bio. I love their products and ethos and that is why I accepted a position on their Scientific Advisory Board.Professor Graham Collingridge, winner of The Brain Prize, 2016
Designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs (DREADDs) are genetically engineered GPCRs that are activated by physiologically inert synthetic small molecules (designer drugs) but not their endogenous ligand. Read our DREADDs mini-review or for practical advice on using these ligands in the lab see Stability of Water-Soluble DREADD Ligands in Solution: A Technical Review and Clozapine N-Oxide (freebase) - a technical review on stability, solubility and use in the lab).