2-(Phosphonomethyl)pentanedioic Acid is a selective glutamate carboxypeptidase 2 (GCP-II) inhibitor, the enzyme which catabolizes the abundant neuropeptide N-acetyl-aspartyl-glutamate (NAAG) to N-acetylaspartate (NAA) and glutamate. A posiible target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and Schizophrenia.
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