May 21, 1976

Aspartate: distinct receptors on Aplysia neurons

Science
P J Yarowsky, D O Carpenter

Abstract

Aplysia neurons have specific aspartate receptors that are distinct from those to glutamate. In some cells, asparate selectively increases the membrane permeability to chloride, giving rise to a hyperpolarization, while on other cells it increases the permeability to sodium, causing a depolarization. There are also specific receptors for L-glutamate which mediate sodium, chloride, or potassium conductance increases, and another class of receptors activated by both glutamate and aspartate.

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Chloride Ion Level
Aspartic Acid, Magnesium-Potassium (2:1:2) Salt
Aspartate
Neurosteroids
Resting Potentials
Neurons
Potassium
Mollusca
Receptors, Drug
Sodium

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