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Receptors, Glutamate

"Receptors, Glutamate" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Cell-surface proteins that bind glutamate and trigger changes which influence the behavior of cells. Glutamate receptors include ionotropic receptors (AMPA, kainate, and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors), which directly control ion channels, and metabotropic receptors which act through second messenger systems. Glutamate receptors are the most common mediators of fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. They have also been implicated in the mechanisms of memory and of many diseases.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Receptors, Glutamate" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Receptors, Glutamate" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 163 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2002
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