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Glutamate receptors on the move

Receptors for the neurotransmitter glutamate are more mobile than previously suspected. They meander about on the neuronal surface and become reversibly trapped at the junctions between neurons.

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Figure 1: Wandering receptors.

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Sheng, M., Nakagawa, T. Glutamate receptors on the move. Nature 417, 601–602 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/417601a

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