Ionotropic glutamate receptors

@article{Asztly2007IonotropicGR,
  title={Ionotropic glutamate receptors},
  author={Fredrik Aszt{\'e}ly and Bengt Gustafsson},
  journal={Molecular Neurobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={1-11}
}
In the brain, most fast excitatory synaptic transmission is mediated through L-glutamate acting on postsynaptic ionotropic glutamate receptors. These receptors are of two kinds—the α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionate (AMPA)/kainate (non-NMDA) and theN-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, which are thought to be colocalized onto the same postsynaptic elements. This excitatory transmission can be modulated both upward and downward, long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term… 
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