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AMPA receptors get 'pickled'

In mediating fast synaptic communication in the brain, AMPA receptors require TARP auxiliary proteins. It seems that another distinct class of proteins also bind to AMPA receptors and regulate their function.

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Figure 1: AMPA receptors expand their circle of friends.

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Jackson, A., Nicoll, R. AMPA receptors get 'pickled'. Nature 458, 585–586 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458585a

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