NMDA receptors: from genes to channels.

@article{Sucher1996NMDARF,
  title={NMDA receptors: from genes to channels.},
  author={Nikolaus J. Sucher and Marc Awobuluyi and Young Bin Choi and Stuart Lipton},
  journal={Trends in pharmacological sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={348-55}
}
N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors belong to the family of ionotropic glutamate receptors. NMDA receptors were named after the specific glutamate-like synthetic agonist N-methyl-D-aspartate. In the past decade, an increasing number of functional sites have been discovered and used to refine the operational definition of NMDA receptors. The goal to characterize the molecular substrate underlying the heretofore strictly operationally defined NMDA receptors has come into reach following the cloning of… CONTINUE READING

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