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Receptor and Ion-Channel TraffickingCell Biology of Ligand-Gated and Voltage-Sensitive Ion Channels$
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Stephen J. Moss and Jeremy Henley

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780192632241

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632241.001.0001

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NMDA receptor targeting

NMDA receptor targeting

(p.156) Chapter 7 NMDA receptor targeting
Receptor and Ion-Channel Trafficking

Heike Hering

Morgan Sheng

Oxford University Press

The N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) class of ionotropic glutamate receptor has received special attention because it is critical for many forms of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity, some of which may underlie learning and memory in the brain. For instance, the blockade of NMDA receptors prevents long-term potention (LTP) in the hippocampus and impairs learning. NMDA receptor stimulation allows an influx of calcium ions into the postsynaptic cell and the activation of multiple intracellular signaling pathways. The signal transduction events initiated by NMDA receptor stimulation involve protein kinases, phosphatases, small GTPases and other enzymes, leading to changes in the cytoskeleton, membrane excitability, cell adhesion, transcription, and translation and other adaptive responses in the postsynaptic cell.

Keywords:   NMDA receptor, protein kinases, protein phosphatases, GTPases, synaptic plasticity, learning, memory, LTP, postsynaptic cell, intracellular signaling pathways

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