GluA2, or, Why we care about the protein structure.

So knowing the glutamate receptor could be very useful down the line, for formulations of new pharmacotherapies to treat different disorders. If you know the structure of a receptor, you can figure out how it can be changed, how it can be activated, and how it can be blocked. So mastering the structure of the glutamate receptor could open the door to a lot of important discoveries and treatments for diseases.

from Neurotopia

Scicurious gives a quick overview of the glutamate receptor structure that was just published.


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