Differential Expression of Glutamate Receptor Subtypes in Rat Pancreatic Islets*

@article{Weaver1996DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential Expression of Glutamate Receptor Subtypes in Rat Pancreatic Islets*},
  author={C. David Weaver and Tom L. Yao and Alvin C. Powers and Todd A. Verdoorn},
  journal={The Journal of Biological Chemistry},
  year={1996},
  volume={271},
  pages={12977 - 12984}
}
Immunocytochemistry was carried out on sections of rat pancreas to localize the expression of glutamate receptor subunits and the major pancreatic peptide hormones. Glutamate receptor expression was concentrated in pancreatic islets, and each islet cell type expressed different neuronal glutamate receptors of the α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA) and kainate classes. AMPA receptor subunits were expressed in α, β, and pancreatic polypeptide cells, whereas kainate… 
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