LTP: GluN2B on the go

Lucas Matt, Johannes W Hell

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LTP, the lasting increase in synaptic transmission following heightened activity, is viewed as the physiological basis of learning. In this issue of The EMBO Journal, Dupuis et al find that certain NMDARs diffuse away upon LTP. Antibodies against the NMDAR from patients with autoimmune synaptic encephalitis prevent this redistribution and LTP. Lateral diffusion of neuronal NMDA receptors is important for synaptic long-term potentiation and may be affected in autoimmune disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-782
Number of pages2
JournalEMBO Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 16 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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