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  • abbreviation biochemistry N-Methyl-D-aspartic acid, an amino acid derivative

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  • Data from EM studies of ER fission in other cell types have not provided conclusive evidence to rule out either complete vesiculation or beading of the ER From our EM analysis of ultrastructural changes caused by short-term NMDA and glutamate treatment it can be concluded that somatic RER may indeed maintain connections between ER vesicles.

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  • One possibility is that exposure to these classes of drugs—known as NMDA antagonists or GABA agonists—during periods of rapid brain growth affects the brain's normal process of "pruning" brain cells, leading to excessive trimming of connections between brain cells, Dr. Flick said.

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  • Gluten also contains significant amounts of glutamate, a molecule that accelerates, activates, excites, and damages brain cells through a special brain receptor or docking station called the NMDA N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor.

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  • At this point, another approach developed by Flohr (2000) should be mentioned, for which chemical synapses with a specific type of receptors, so-called NMDA receptors, [5] are of paramount significance.

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  • According to Ken Robbins, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ketamine binds to portals in the brain called NMDA receptors; this prevents a chemical called glutamate from occupying the same spots.

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  • The work focuses on particular receptors for the neurotransmitter, glutamate, called NMDA

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  • They are also probing which molecules in neurons are necessary for the protective effects of tPA. tPA appears to be acting on a class of neurotransmitter receptors known as NMDA receptors, they show in the paper.

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  • They are also probing which molecules in neurons are necessary for the protective effects of tPA. tPA appears to be acting on a class of neurotransmitter receptors known as NMDA receptors, they show in the paper.

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  • The burst of electrical spikes observed in dopamine neurons is facilitated by a protein called the NMDA receptor, which is expressed on the surface of the dopamine cells.

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  • It is the first in a new class of medications called NMDA receptor antagonists.

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