AMPA receptor

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AMPA re·cep·tor

a type of glutamate receptor that participates in excitatory neurotransmission and also binds α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid and acts as a cation channel.
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AMPA receptor

A member of the ionotropic class of glutamate receptors (which includes NMDA and kainate receptors).

Mediate fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the CNS; play a key role in hippocampal synaptic long-term potentiation (LTP) and depression (LTD).

GluR1-4 subunits which assemble as homomers or heteromers to form functional AMPA receptors. The subunit composition determines the physiological properties of AMPA receptors: those with a GluR2 subunit have low permeability to Ca2+; those lacking a GluR2 subunit have high Ca2+ permeability.
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AMPA receptor

Neurophysiology Any of a family of distinct ionotropic glutamate–excitatory post-synaptic receptors widely expressed in the CNS, which are the 1º memory receptors. See Excitatory amino acid receptor channel, Glutamate receptor.
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Abbreviations: PNS: peripheral nervous system; NMJ: neuromuscular junction; CNS: central nervous system; EM: electron microscopy; FIB-SEM: focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopy; GFP: green fluorescent protein; PSD: postsynaptic density; NMDA: N-methyl-D-aspartic acid; AMPA: a-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid; TARP: transmembrane AMPA receptor regulatory protein; ASD: autism spectrum disorder; CNV: copy number variation; IEG: immediately early gene; FRAP: fluorescence recovery after photobleaching; GKAP: guanylate kinase-associated protein; LRRTM: leucinerich repeat transmembrane protein; SALM: synaptic adhesion-like molecule; YFP: yellow fluorescent protein; CFP: cyan fluorescent protein.