GluN3A subunits of NMDA-type glutamate receptors, new therapeutic targets against Huntington’s disease

A scientific study describes that GluN3A subunits of NMDA receptors that interact with glutamate —the main exciting neurotransmitter in the nervous system— are therapeutic targets against Huntington’s disease. The new study, published on the latest issue of Nature Medicine, is signed by an international group in which the experts Jordi AlberchAlbert Giralt and Jesús Torres-Peraza, from the Department of Cell Biology, Immunology and Neurosciences of the Faculty of Medicine of the UB and the Group on Cellular Biology of Pathological Processes (Neuroscience Area) of Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) have collaborated. The research has been carried out together with the group led by Dr Isabel Pérez Otaño, from the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) and the University of Navarra, among other institutions.

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