Glutamates Lab Report

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Glutamate is an excitatory nuerotransmitter that binds to receptors and lets sodium flow into the cell. Arrival of sodium ions depolirizes the membrane to threshold potential, and initiates action potential. From the Exam tables we see that humans table show that it took the membrane a longer time to reach the membrane potential compared to the time that it took in jedi's. My hypothesis is that humans glutamate receptors are somehow not folded compeletely, and making the binding site for glutamate not to be so stable. This in turn is shortening the length of time that glutamate is bound to the receptor and a shortens the time that glutamate receptor is open. This slows down the sodium into the cells and cuses a longer depolarization time

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