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Receptors ampa

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cell surface proteins that bind glutamate and directly gate ion channels in cell membranes. Ampa receptors were originally discriminated from other glutamate receptors by their affinity for the agonist ampa (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid). They are probably the most common mediators of fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. Several subtypes have been cloned, and for some types the traditional distinction from kainate receptors may not apply.

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Re: electric shock and memory

... is not affected by electrical shock. LTP and LTD involve the number of receptors (AMPA receptors). From this information you should be able to answer the questions.

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by aptitude
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: electric shock and memory
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Curious... about the human brain...

... a synapse is over. It is pretty complex and it involves some special receptors - AMPA and NMDA. I am lazy and won't explain it here. Google it if you want. 2. Define intelligence. ...

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by MrMistery
Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Curious... about the human brain...
Replies: 12
Views: 4993

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