The Glutamatergic Neurotransmission in the Central Nervous System
Abstract:Glutamate is one of the major neurotrasmitters in mammalian brain and changes in its concentration have been associated with a number of neurological disorders, including neurodegenerative, cerebrovascular diseases and epilepsy. Moreover, recently a possible role for glutamatergic system dysfunction has been suggested also in the peripheral nervous system.
This chapter will revise the current knowledge in the distribution of glutamate and of its receptors and transporters in the central nervous system.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2012
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