Quantitative assessment of AMPA receptor mRNA in human spinal motor neurons isolated by laser capture microdissection.


Disturbance of glutamate neurotransmission may contribute to the motor neuron injury seen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Previous studies have suggested that human spinal motor neurons express a specific profile of the AMPA subtype of glutamate receptor with low mRNA expression for the GluR2 AMPA receptor subunit but other studies have contested this… (More)