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Contact: Laura Mecoy
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Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

NMDA Receptors

Caption: Photos depict NMDA receptors moving to the neuron surface during status epilepticus (SE), persistent seizures. The NMDA receptors are in red (NR1), and the cell surface marker is in green (synaptophysin). When they are at the same location (cell surface), the overlap of red and green becomes yellow. The existence of more yellow with SE suggests many more surface NMDA receptors, which can serve as targets for new medication.

Credit: Dr. David E. Nayor

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