In 2014, a slew of structures of glutamate receptors were published, based on crystallography and electron microscopy. Here we review these insights, integrate them with existing knowledge about receptor function and try to understand how the structures relate to the key property of the AMPA receptor--its speed.
- Glutamic Acid/metabolism
- Models, Molecular
- Protein Conformation
- Receptors, AMPA/chemistry
- alpha-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic Acid/metabolism