Targeting metabotropic glutamate receptors in neuroimmune communication

C. Volpi, F. Fazio, F. Fallarino

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Abstract

l-Glutamate (l-Glu) is the principal excitatory neurotransmitter in the Central Nervous System (CNS), where it regulates cellular and synaptic activity, neuronal plasticity, cell survival and other relevant functions. Glutamatergic neurotransmission is complex and involves both ionotropic (ligand-gated ion channels; iGluRs) and metabotropic receptors (G-protein coupled receptors). Recent evidence suggests that glutamatergic receptors are also expressed by immune cells, regulating the degree of cell activation. In this review we primarily focus on mGluRs and their role in the crosstalk between the central nervous and immune systems during neuroinflammation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-506
Number of pages6
JournalNeuropharmacology
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors
Central Nervous System
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Neuronal Plasticity
G-Protein-Coupled Receptors
Synaptic Transmission
Neurotransmitter Agents
Glutamic Acid
Immune System
Cell Survival

Keywords

  • Metabotropic glutamate receptors
  • Neuroimmune communication
  • Neuroinflammation

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  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology

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Targeting metabotropic glutamate receptors in neuroimmune communication. / Volpi, C.; Fazio, F.; Fallarino, F.

In: Neuropharmacology, Vol. 63, No. 4, 09.2012, p. 501-506.

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Volpi, C. ; Fazio, F. ; Fallarino, F. / Targeting metabotropic glutamate receptors in neuroimmune communication. In: Neuropharmacology. 2012 ; Vol. 63, No. 4. pp. 501-506.
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