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Module 3: Figure ionotropic glutamate receptor



Structural organization of a typical glutamate receptor.

All three of the ionotropic glutamate receptor subtypes [α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA), N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and kainate receptors] have the same structural organization. The functional receptor is a tetramer formed by four homologous subunits.