Glutamate Receptors

Science / Chemistry / Glutamate Receptors: Glutamate receptors are protein molecules that helps gate the flow of ions across a nerve cell's membrane. They play a role in the formation of new connections between nerve cells (and so, in learning and memory). The receptors are normally activated by aspartate and glutamate. In amnesic shellfish poisoning, domoic acid acts as an excitotoxin that very strongly activates some of these receptors, preventing their proper functioning.

Glutamate Receptors

Science / Chemistry / Glutamate Receptors: Glutamate receptors are protein molecules that helps gate the flow of ions across a nerve cell's membrane. They play a role in the formation of new connections between nerve cells (and so, in learning MORE

Glutamate

Science / Chemistry / Glutamate: Ionic salts of glutamic acid used as flavor enhancers in many foods. Glutamate is usually manufactured by acid hydrolysis of vegetable proteins. Besides being a basic building block of proteins, gluta MORE

D2 (Dopamine Type 2) Receptors

Science / Psychiatry / D2 (Dopamine Type 2) Receptors: One of a number of receptor sites in the brain where antipsychotics have antagonist effects, to suppress the symptoms of schizophrenia. MORE

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