Structural variation in key brain receptor enables it to cope with hostile condition

May 5th, 2018 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

During a stroke or an epileptic seizure, neurons in affected parts of the brain fire at an abnormally rapid rate. One byproduct of this condition is that the pH of the brain drops markedly, rendering the local environment inhospitably acidic. Scientists have imaged a structural variant of the brain's MNDA receptor that can operate in this hostile environment.
Source: Care Giving Science Daily

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