Category Archives: NMDA glutamate receptor

Study identifies microtubule protein crucial for synaptic plasticity and memory.


NMDA glutamate receptors function as receptors which bond with glutamates, and are known to be deeply involved in memory and learning. In order for memories to be created inside the brain, these NMDA glutamate receptors must first be transported to the synapses.  Now, a study from researchers at the University of Tsukuba and the University of Tokyo clarifies the mechanism

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