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GABA(A) receptors in the CNS are pentameric molecules composed of alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon and theta subunits. Studies on transfected cells have shown that GABA(A) receptor beta subunit isoforms can direct alpha1 subunit localization within the cell. To examine the role of selected subunits in governing GABA(A) receptor expression in neurons,(More)
The serotonin type 3(A) receptor (5-HT3(A)R) is a ligand-gated ion channel (LGIC) that modulates a diverse set of cognitive and physiological functions. The 5-HT3(A)R, as with other LGICs, is a pentameric ion channel comprising five glycoprotein subunits. Although the N-terminal of the 5-HT3(A)R contains three putative N-linked glycosylation sites, the(More)
The effect of cocaine on spatial learning was investigated by exposing male Sprague-Dawley rats to 0, 20, or 40 mg/kg cocaine prior to and during training on a water maze task. Half the animals were pretrained on cued trials prior to hidden platform trials, while the remaining animals completed hidden platform trials immediately. Escape latencies for all(More)
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