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Bilingual neurons release glutamate and GABA

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A study finds evidence supporting co-release of glutamate and GABA, excitatory and inhibitory fast neurotransmitters, from a single axon terminal in neurons of the ventral tegmental area that project to the lateral habenula.

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Figure 1: LHb-innervating VTA neurons co-release glutamate and GABA from single axon terminals.

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Uchida, N. Bilingual neurons release glutamate and GABA. Nat Neurosci 17, 1432–1434 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3840

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