David Soto’s Research Group

Molecular mechanisms of ionotropic glutamate receptors


Our research is focused on the molecular mechanisms that underlie neurotransmitter receptor activation. We are interested mainly in AMPA-type glutamate receptors, which drive most of the fast excitatory neurotransmission in the brain. These ionotropic receptors are important in plasticity mechanisms as well as in several conditions in the nervous system.

David Soto’s Laboratory belongs to the Cellular & Molecular Neurobiology area of Bellvitge Biomedical Institute (IDIBELL). The Laboratory is located in the School of Medicine of the Universitat de Barcelona in the Bellvitge Campus, at the south of Barcelona.

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