Activity-dependent and sustained alterations in synaptic efficacy are widely regarded as the cellular correlates underlying learning and memory. Metabotropic gluta... Academic Article uri icon


  • l-Glutamate (Glu) homeostasis in brain extracellular fluids and its maintenance at low micromolar concentrations in the face of the extremely high Glu concentrations present in brain cells and synaptic vesicles have been commonly attributed to the very effective action of glutamate transporters present on neuronal and glial cells. This view however does not take into account the fact that the brain...

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  • January 1, 2009