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PMPA is a NAALADase inhibitor. PMPA increases threshold for electroconvulsions and enhances the antiseizure action of valproate against maximal electroshock-induced seizures in mice. Inhibition of NAALADase by 2-PMPA attenuates cocaine-induced relapse in rats: a NAAG-mGluR2/3-mediated mechanism. PMPA attenuates magnetic resonance BOLD signals in brain of anesthetized mice: evidence of a link between neuron NAAG release and hyperemia.

Product information

CAS Number: 173039-10-6

Molecular Weight: 226.12

Formula: C6H11O7P


NAALADase inhibitor

PMPA sodium



Chemical Name: 2-(phosphonomethyl)pentanedioic acid

Smiles: OC(=O)CCC(CP(O)(O)=O)C(O)=O


InChi: InChI=1S/C6H11O7P/c7-5(8)2-1-4(6(9)10)3-14(11,12)13/h4H,1-3H2,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)(H2,11,12,13)

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: H2O : ≥ 28 mg/mL (123.83 mM)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined.

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

2-PMPA is a potent and selective inhibitor of GCPII, an enzyme which catabolizes the abundant neuropeptide N-acetyl-aspartyl-glutamate (NAAG) to N-acetylaspartate (NAA) and glutamate. 2-PMPA demonstrates robust efficacy in numerous animal models of neurological disease. 2-PMPA is a highly polar compound with multiple negative charges causing significant challenges for analysis in biological matrices. 2-PMPA reduces ketamine-induced decrease of cell viability and increase of LDH levels in the mixed cultures but not in the neuronal cultures.

In Vivo:

Intraperitoneal administration of 100 mg/kg 2-PMPA results in maximum concentration in plasma of 275 μg/mL at 0.25 h. The half-life, area under the curve, apparent clearance, and volume of distribution are 0.64 h, 210 μg×h/mL, 7.93 mL/min/kg, and 0.44 L/kg, respectively. 2-PMPA at 250 mg/kg, in an anesthetized mouse, after an initial rise, produces a rapid decline and a striking attenuation in BOLD signals in gray matter. The signature of 2-PMPA on brain T2* signals in gray matter at both 167 and 250 mg/kg includes a significant initial rise lasting several minutes. 2-PMPA has neuroprotective activity in an animal model of stroke and anti-allodynic activity in CCI model. Administration of 2-PMPA (50mg/kg) produces a mean peak concentration of 2-PMPA of 29.66±8.1 μM. This concentration is about 100, 000 fold more than is needed for inhibition of NAAG peptidase, and indicates very good penetration to the brain. Administration of 50 mg/kg 2-PMPA (i.p.) produces a continuously increasing extracellular NAAG concentration, which startes directly after application.


  1. Rais R, et al. Bioanalytical method for evaluating the pharmacokinetics of the GCP-II inhibitor 2-phosphonomethyl pentanedioic acid (2-PMPA). J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2014 Jan;88:162-9.
  2. Zuo D, et al. Existence of glia mitigated ketamine-induced neurotoxicity in neuron-glia mixed cultures of neonatal rat cortex and the glia-mediated protective effect of 2-PMPA. Neurotoxicology. 2014 Sep;44:218-30.
  3. Baslow MH, et al. 2-PMPA, a NAAG peptidase inhibitor, attenuates magnetic resonance BOLD signals in brain of anesthetized mice: evidence of a link between neuron NAAG release and hyperemia. J Mol Neurosci. 2005;26(1):1-15.

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