GRIN3B(redirected from N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subtype 3B)
GRIN3BA gene on chromosome 19p13.3 that encodes a 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). GRIN3B forms a complex with GRIN1 and GRIN2A.
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