Vagal afferent neurons projecting to the stomach and small intestine exhibit multiple N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit phenotypes.

@article{Czaja2006VagalAN,
  title={Vagal afferent neurons projecting to the stomach and small intestine exhibit multiple N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit phenotypes.},
  author={Krzysztof Czaja and Robert C. Ritter and Gilbert A Burns},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2006},
  volume={1119 1},
  pages={86-93}
}
Previous reports suggest that NMDA receptors participate in control of food intake via vagal afferent neurons that innervate the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. While messenger RNA coding for the NR1 NMDA receptor subunit is present in a majority of vagal afferent neurons of nodose ganglia (NG), immunoreactivity for other NMDA receptor subunits (NR2B, NR2C and NR2D) are expressed in more limited subpopulations of vagal afferents. To determine whether vagal afferent neurons that project to… CONTINUE READING