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Development and subunit composition of synaptic NMDA receptors in the amygdala: NR2B synapses in the adult central amygdala

Lopez de Armentia, Mikel; Sah, Pankaj


NMDA receptors are well known to play an important role in synaptic development and plasticity. Functional NMDA receptors are heteromultimers thought to contain two NR1 subunits and two or three NR2 subunits. In central neurons, NMDA receptors at immature glutamatergic synapses contain NR2B subunits and are largely replaced by NR2A subunits with development. At mature synapses, NMDA receptors are thought to be multimers that contain either NR1/NR2A or NR1/NR2A/NR2B subunits, whereas receptors...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Neurochemistry


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