Subunit of glutamate receptor involved in synaptic plasticity
represent a class of glutamate receptors that are of central importance in synaptic plasticity. Multiple NMDA receptor subtypes exist: GluN 1
and GluN 2 A-D
. GluN 1 is the most important as it is required for activity. NMDA-receptors allow Ca2+
influx and are thought to trigger Ca2+
dependent postsynaptic processes involved in long term potentiation and depression.