Putative Excitatory Neurons: Glutamate and Aspartate
It is clear from Chapter 5 that cholinergic neurons could be responsible for only a small fraction of the ionotropic excitatory neurons of the brain. The transmitter is unknown for the vast majority of such cells. Glutamate and aspartate, however, are extremely promising candidates for such a role. They are present in high concentration in brain tissue, and possess the requisite physiological properties.
KeywordsMossy Fiber Kainic Acid Cerebellar Granule Cell Spinal Interneuron Quisqualic Acid
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