NMDA Receptors

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NMDA receptors are members of the ionotropic class of glutamate receptors, which also includes Kainate and AMPA receptors. NMDA receptors consist of NR1 subunits combined with one or more NR2 (A-D) or NR3 (A-B) subunits. The ligand-gated channel is permeable to cations including Ca2+, and at resting membrane potentials NMDA receptors are inactive due to a voltage-dependent blockade of the channel pore by Mg2+.

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Gene Species Gene Symbol Gene Accession No. Protein Accession No.
GluN1 Human GRIN1 NM_021569 Q05586
Mouse Grin1 NM_008169 P35438
Rat Grin1 NM_017010 P35439
GluN2A Human GRIN2A NM_000833 Q12879
Mouse Grin2a NM_008170 P35436
Rat Grin2a NM_012573 Q00959
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