Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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Roche, K. W. and Isaac, J. T. 2007. AMPA Receptors. eLS. .
- Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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AMPA (α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid) receptors are the major excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in the central nervous system (CNS). They mediate excitatory synaptic transmission between neurons and play a critical role in the synaptic plasticity underlying learning and memory and neuronal development.
- excitatory synapse;
- receptor phosphorylation;
- synaptic plasticity;
- receptor trafficking;