A regulatory domain (R1-R2) in the amino terminus of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor: effects of spermine, protons, and ifenprodil, and structural similarity to bacterial leucine/isoleucine/valine binding protein.


There are complex interactions between spermine, protons, and ifenprodil at N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors. Spermine stimulation may involve relief of proton inhibition, whereas ifenprodil inhibition may involve an increase in proton inhibition. We studied mutations at acidic residues in the NR1 subunit using voltage-clamp recording of NR1/NR2B receptors… (More)


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