GRIN2D

GRIN2D

A gene on chromosome 19q13.33 that encodes an epsilon subunit of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, which belong to the glutamate receptor channel superfamily. NMDA receptors consist of multiple subunits arranged to form a ligand-gated ion channel, which play a key role in long-term potentiation and the plasticity of synapses (central to memory and learning). GRIN2D forms a complex with GRIN1, GRIN3A or GRIN3B; it interacts with PDZ domains of INADL and DLG4.
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CalbindinD28k, NM_031984.1, UPL Probe #128 (Roche 04693647001); Parvalbumin, NM_022499.1, UPL Probe #49 (Roche 04688104001); Grin1 NM_001270602.1 UPL Probe #69 (Roche 04688686001); Grin2a NM_012573.3 UPL Probe #66 (Roche 04688651001); Grin2b NM_012574.1 UPL Probe # 29 (Roche 04687612001); Grin2c NM_012575.3 UPL Probe #106 (Roche 04692250001); Grin2d NM_022797.1 UPL Probe #4 (Roche 04685016001); Grin3a NM_001198583.1 UPL Probe #105 (Roche 04692241001) CACNA1C, NM_012517.2, UPL Probe #73 (Roche 04688961001); CACNA1D, NM_017298.1, UPL Probe #82 (Roche 04689054001).
They found that expression levels of the NMDA receptor genes GRIN1, GRIN2A, and GRIN2D increased following cell cultures exposed to alcohol for 7 days.
Table 3 Potential Pharmacogenetic Targets Detected in Human Postmortem Brain Studies in Alcohol-Dependent Subjects and Animal Studies Potential Altered Genes (Reference) Medication Targets Human Postmortem Studies Animal Studies Acamproate ([up arrow]) NMDA subunit ([down arrow]) GRIN1 with genes GRIN2B and GRIN2D chronic ethanol use in in hippocampus (Enoch et dorsolateral prefrontal al.