P. Gregor, I. Mano, I. Maoz, M. McKeown, V.I. Teichberg, "Molecular structure of the chick cerebellar kainate-binding subunit of a putative glutamate receptor," Nature, 342:689-92, 1989.

Vivian Teichberg (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel): "In the last decade, there has been an explosive interest in brain glutamate receptors. This comes from the recognition that this set of membranous proteins plays crucial roles in brain physiology and pathology.

"In contrast to the great strides being made in the field of glutamate receptor research by anatomists, electrophysiologists, and pharmacologists, the efforts of the biochemists to isolate the glutamate receptors were frustrated for a long time.

"It is therefore not too surprising that our paper, published together with those from the groups of Stephen Heinemann at the Salk Institute [M. Hollmann, A. O'Shea-Greenfield, S.W. Rogers, S. Heinemann, Nature, 342:643-48, 1989; `Hot Papers,' The Scientist, January 21, 1991, page 14] and of Robert Wenthold at...

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