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Glutamate receptors and learning and memory

Glutamate receptors have long been implicated in neurological processes underpinning learning and memory. A new study now shows that mutations in genes encoding glutamate receptor subunits can cause variable neurodevelopmental phenotypes including intellectual disability and epilepsy.

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Figure 1: Glutamate receptors that function at the excitatory synapse are implicated in intellectual disability and epilepsy.


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Gécz, J. Glutamate receptors and learning and memory. Nat Genet 42, 925–926 (2010).

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