Colocalization of estrogen receptor alpha and NMDA-2D mRNAs in amygdaloid and hypothalamic nuclei of the mouse brain.

@article{Kia2002ColocalizationOE,
  title={Colocalization of estrogen receptor alpha and NMDA-2D mRNAs in amygdaloid and hypothalamic nuclei of the mouse brain.},
  author={Hosein Kami Kia and Genvieve Yen and Christopher J Krebs and Donald W. Pfaff},
  journal={Brain research. Molecular brain research},
  year={2002},
  volume={104 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
Interactions between gonadal steroid hormones and glutamatergic neurons participate in limbic and hypothalamic functions. Glutamate receptors are divided into metabotropic and ionotropic receptors. Among ionotropic receptors, N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) is involved in a variety of neurophysiological processes. In turn, NMDA receptors are composed of subunits from two families: NR1 and NR2. Recently, molecular studies have shown that the expression of NMDA-2D receptor is regulated by estrogen… CONTINUE READING