Ascent Scientific launches first commercial source of LY456236 - to help research into neurological disorders

September 22, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Ascent Scientific ( announced the availability of the first commercial source of LY456236 - a new research tool that will aid research into disorders such as anxiety and epilepsy. LY456236 is the latest addition to the Low-Cost Ligand range. It acts as a selective non competitive antagonist at the mGlu1 glutamate receptor subtype. These receptors are thought to be involved in many neurological conditions including stress-related disorders, anxiety and epilepsy.

Steve Roome PhD, Commercial Director commented, "Ascent Scientific are proud to be the first life science supplier to make this exciting research tool commercially available to the scientific community. As well as making science affordable we are keen to introduce cutting-edge agonists and antagonists to the Low-Cost Ligand range. LY456236 joins a line up that includes L-thio AP4, cis-PPDA and AMN082 - all cutting-edge tools that we offered to scientists before any other life science vendor."

Iain Sandison, Science Director added, "LY456236 is sold under license, and we have made it available at very high purity (at least 99%). Of course, in keeping with our philosophy, we have introduced it at an affordable price!"

Contact: Steve Roome, Commercial Director +44 (0)1934 624 695

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Ascent Scientific offers a range of high quality receptor ligands and synthetic chemistry services at prices so low that as many researchers as possible will be able to afford them.

The Low-Cost Ligand range includes receptor ligands and signalling tools in research areas such as glutamate, GABA, ion channels, cannabinoids, opioids, 5-HT and more.

The Low-Cost Chemistry Service provides cost-effective custom synthesis of organic molecules, fluorescent labels, standards & references, stable isotope labels, receptor ligands and more.

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