Synaptic kainate receptors

Matthew Frerking, Roger A. Nicoll

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Kainate receptors are a family of ionotropic glutamate receptors with poorly understood functions. Recent evidence firmly establishes kainate receptors as postsynaptic mediators of synaptic transmission. A second, presynaptic, modulatory role of kainate receptors has also been suggested, although the mechanism(s) involved remain controversial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-351
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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