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Eric-Gouaux-receptor-NMDAResearchers create 3-D model of important brain receptor

Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University Vollum Institute have discovered new information about the structure of an important brain receptor that is crucial for learning and memory. Malfunction of the receptor, N-methyl-D-asparate (NMDA), is known to cause a variety of neurological disorders and diseases, but until now, researchers had limited information about how its subunits operate in the brain.