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Glutamate Product Range

NMDA Glutamate site
Glycine site
Ion Channel site
Polyamine site
Group I
Group I and Group II
Group II
Group III
AMPA & Kainate  

Glutamate receptors - @ a glance

L-Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian CNS. It acts through ligand gated ion channels (ionotropic receptors) and G-protein coupled (metabotropic) receptors. These receptors are involved in excitatory synaptic transmission and synaptic plasticity which are thought to underlie learning and memory. Glutamate uptake in the CNS is mediated by high-affinity, sodium-dependent excitatory amino acid transporters (EAAT1-5).

Glutamate receptor resources

For further information please see:
mGlu receptors - @ a glance
NMDA receptors - @ a glance
Guide to Receptors and Channels (GRAC), Br J Pharmacol: mGlu receptors
Guide to Receptors and Channels (GRAC), Br J Pharmacol: ionotropic receptors
IUPHAR Database: metabotropic glutamate receptors
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