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Any of a group of substances that are released on excitation from the axon terminal of a presynaptic neuron of the central or peripheral nervous system and travel across the synaptic cleft to either excite or inhibit the target cell. Among the many substances that have the properties of a neurotransmitter are acetylcholine, noradrenaline, adrenaline, dopamine, glycine, y aminobutyrate, glutamic acid, substance P, enkephalins, endorphins and serotonin.

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How to go about creating a stably-transfected cell line

... carcinoma cells in my research, and I differentiate them into neurons using retinoic acid. I wish to create a stable clone expressing a GFP-fusion neurotransmitter receptor, of either NMDA-R or AMPA-R, but I am not very clear about what should be done. First off, how should I go about getting a ...

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by JustinNg
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: How to go about creating a stably-transfected cell line
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How much Glutamate is used to build proteins

and how much of it is used as a neurotransmitter? Of the alleged 50g a day produced by the body? How much of it is incorporated as a protein building block and how much remains free to act as a neurotransmitter? Also I wonder how long does ...

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by ndtb
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How much Glutamate is used to build proteins
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for number 1 you have neurotransmitters that induce the initial opening of channels, and as it builds up to the threshold number 2 is based on the physics principle and that a current travels faster with large diameter, there should ...

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by AbducensNucleus
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: [NEUROSCIENCE]-Two Questions about AP Propagation
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Re: Processing of neurons

... receive,integrate and PROCESS the information. What meant by processing?How to explain it? Neurons process information in the sense that they use neurotransmitter to send messages from one neuron to another. You can find more about this here: http://www.interactive-biology.com/?s=neuron&x=0&y=0 ...

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by NMD
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Processing of neurons
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Why do we feel sleepy after eating meal?

... of the varieties being tryptophan—tryptophan is either a part of, a precursor of, or helps to make (I'm not sure, exactly) serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter involved in sleep. I would assume it is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Okay, I looked it up. WebMD says: "L-tryptophan is an ...

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by animus
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Why do we feel sleepy after eating meal?
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