Glutamate, a neurotransmitter--and so much more. A synopsis of Wierzba III.

@article{Hertz2006GlutamateAN,
  title={Glutamate, a neurotransmitter--and so much more. A synopsis of Wierzba III.},
  author={Leif Hertz},
  journal={Neurochemistry international},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 6-7},
  pages={416-25}
}
  • Leif Hertz
  • Published 2006 in Neurochemistry international
It appears almost incredible that the first indications that glutamate excites brain tissue were obtained during the second half of the 20th century, that vesicles containing glutamate were demonstrated in glutamatergic neurons less than 25 years ago, and that glutamate was not accepted as the major excitatory transmitter until about the same time. During this span of time it has also become realized that glutamate is so much more than a conventional neurotransmitter: (1) astrocytes express… CONTINUE READING

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