Published Online: 28 SEP 2007
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Cull-Candy, S. G. 2007. NMDA Receptors. eLS.
- Published Online: 28 SEP 2007
N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are activated during excitatory neurotransmission at most synapses in the central nervous system. Their unique properties allow them to play key roles in synaptic transmission and plasticity; the functional importance of some NMDAR subtypes is becoming clearer.
- NMDA receptor subunits;
- NMDA receptor subtypes;
- glutamate receptors;
- AMPA receptors;
- synaptic transmission;