[3H]D-aspartate binding sites in the normal human spinal cord and changes in motor neuron disease: a quantitative autoradiographic study.

The distribution and density of glutamate transporter sites was determined in human cervical and lumbar spinal cord, by quantitative autoradiography using [3H]D-aspartate. In the normal human spinal cord (n = 8) there was specific binding of [3H]D-aspartate throughout the spinal grey matter, with the highest levels observed in the substantia gelatinosa and… CONTINUE READING