Glutamate as a neurotransmitter in the healthy brain


Glutamate is the most abundant free amino acid in the brain and is at the crossroad between multiple metabolic pathways. Considering this, it was a surprise to discover that glutamate has excitatory effects on nerve cells, and that it can excite cells to their death in a process now referred to as “excitotoxicity”. This effect is due to glutamate receptors… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00702-014-1180-8


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