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  • n. The continuous stimulation of a nerve cell by a neurotransmitter, especially by glutamates


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  • In the new study, researchers initially tested nerve cell cultures transfected with mutant Huntingtin protein and found that reducing excessive NMDA-type glutamate receptor activity with Memantine and other antagonists protected the nerve cells (glutamate receptors are the main trigger of excitatory electrical activity in the brain but in excess can cause nerve cell death, a process called excitotoxicity).

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  • The event, called excitotoxicity, also occurs in other neurological diseases.

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  • The word you need to know is excitotoxicity which means too much activity, it is the pathological process by which nerve cells are damaged and killed by glutamate and similar substances i.e. (MSG).

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  • This occurs when receptors for the neurotransmitter are bombarded and can cause excitotoxicity by allowing high levels of calcium ions to enter the cell.

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  • Increases “excitotoxicity” and activation of the NMDA receptors the on/off switch for your cells leading to cell death.

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  • The authors of the study suggest that if we can use antioxidants, energy boosters, and anti-inflammatory treatments along with compounds that reduce the overexcitation excitotoxicity of brain cells, which lead to cell death, then we can protect the brain and prevent, stop, or reverse this process.

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  • Sawa A, Chen RW, Leeds P, Chuang DM (2004) Valproic acid inhibits histone deacetylase activity and suppresses excitotoxicity-induced GAPDH nuclear accumulation and apoptotic death in neurons.

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  • It has been reported that caloric restriction can be used to enhance neuronal plasticity, increase resistance to oxidative stress, to reduce insulin sensitivity and excitotoxicity

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  • Kaur G (2005) Neuroprotective potential of dietary restriction against kainate-induced excitotoxicity in adult male Wistar rats.

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  • ASD's symptomology, but a general level of excitotoxicity caused by mercury damage is unlikely as a cause for

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