why is the interaction between the 2 glutamate receptors impt? between NMDA and AMPA?
- 1. synaptic plasticity: altering strength of the synapse
- - can be altered by alterations in 2nd messenger pathways, kinases, phosphatases, receptor number, gene transcription
2. LTP (long term potentiation)
: involved in memory and learning, so the more you repeat the pathway, the longer you retain the info, if you keep stimulating it, remember more