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Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate

A class of ionotropic glutamate receptors characterized by affinity for N-methyl-D-aspartate. NMDA receptors have an allosteric binding site for glycine which must be occupied for the channel to open efficiently and a site within the channel itself to which magnesium ions bind in a voltage-dependent manner. The positive voltage dependence of channel conductance and the high permeability of the conducting channel to calcium ions (as well as to monovalent cations) are important in excitotoxicity and neuronal plasticity.

Year introduced: 1993

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.157.530.400.400.500.500, D12.776.543.550.450.500.200.500, D12.776.543.585.400.500.200.500, D12.776.543.750.720.200.450.400.500

MeSH Unique ID: D016194

Entry Terms:

  • Receptors, N Methyl D Aspartate
  • N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptors
  • N Methyl D Aspartate Receptors
  • NMDA Receptors
  • Receptors, N-Methylaspartate
  • Receptors, N Methylaspartate
  • Receptors, NMDA
  • NMDA Receptor-Ionophore Complex
  • NMDA Receptor Ionophore Complex
  • N-Methylaspartate Receptors
  • N Methylaspartate Receptors

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