AMPA receptor expression is increased post-mortem samples of the anterior cingulate from subjects with major depressive disorder

Andrew Stuart Gibbons, Lucy Brooks, Elizabeth Scarr, Brian Dean

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Glutamate is thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder; however, the molecular changes underlying abnormal glutamatergic signalling remain poorly understood. Whilst previous studies have suggested that the NMDA receptor may be involved in the pathophysiology of mood disorders, it is unclear whether the non-NMDA receptors are also involved. Therefore, we sought to examine whether the expression of the non-NMDA, ionotropic glutamate receptors, AMPA receptor and kainate receptor, is altered in mood disorders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1232 - 1237
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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