Excitotoxic destruction facilitates brain tumor growth

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Although it acts as a principal neurotransmitter in the brain, glutamate can be highly destructive if released in excess. Glutamate neurotoxicity has been implicated in stroke, head trauma, multiple sclerosis and neurodegenerative diseases. New research suggests that this abundant amino acid might also be involved the growth of brain tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)994-995
Number of pages2
JournalNature medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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