Handout - Lecture 3, part 2 - major neurotransmitter systems

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 1/5/11 Major neurotransmitters dopamine
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1/5/11 Neurotransmitters Amino acids – tend to be fast acting Glutamate - most prevalent excitatory neurotransmitter Ionotropic glutamate receptors: *NMDA, AMPA, Kainate Metabotropic glutamate receptor Opens Na+ and Ca++ channels Antagonist: PCP (NMDA)
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1/5/11 Neurotransmitters Amino acids – tend to be fast acting Gamma-aminobutyic acid (GABA) – most prevalent inhibitory neurotransmitter Ionotropic – open Cl- channel GABA
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1/5/11 Neurotransmitters Amino acids – tend to be fast acting Glycine Inhibitory neurotransmitter Primarily in ventral spinal cord Aspartate Excitatory neurotransmitter Primarily in ventral spinal cord
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1/5/11 Neurotransmitters Monoamines - somewhat more diffuse action Catecholamines Dopamine Metabotropic receptors – two families » D1-like – includes D1, D5; excitatory » D2-like – includes D2, D3, D4; inhibitory Reuptake: Dopamine transporter (DAT) Enzymatic degradation: COMT and MAO
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course PSY 10994 taught by Professor Ericdonny during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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