• neurons
  • The human brain contains 10 11 neurons, where a neuron contains ∼10 4 synapses, allowing the formation of complex networks to transmit and store information. (jneurosci.org)
  • glutamate
  • Researchers studying the molecular basis of long-term potentiation (LTP) have typically focused on the role of NMDA glutamate receptor, but two papers published in the June 11 issue of Science elucidate the role of the other glutamate receptor, the AMPA receptor. (alzforum.org)
  • mediate
  • To identify novel NMDA receptor interacting proteins that mediate NMDA receptor signaling and AMPA receptor trafficking, we have identified AGAP3 (also MRIP-1, CENTG3, and GGAP3). (jneurosci.org)
  • dendritic
  • They used a relatively new technique known as two-photon laser scanning microscopy, which allowed them to see inside the dendritic spines that form the receiving end of synapses. (alzforum.org)