News Medical - Researchers give new, unprecedented 3-D view of most important brain receptors

Researchers with Oregon Health & Science University’s Vollum Institute have given science a new and unprecedented 3-D view of one of the most important receptors in the brain - a receptor that allows us to learn and remember, and whose dysfunction is involved in a wide range of neurological diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and depression.

The unprecedented view provided by the OHSU research, published online June 22 in the journal Nature, gives scientists new insight into how the receptor - called the NMDA receptor - is structured. And importantly, the new detailed view gives vital clues to developing drugs to combat the neurological diseases and conditions.

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Wow. Hope this leads to something soon…

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That would be great if they could develop some new medications that were effective and didn’t have all the horrible side effects.