1. DeBiasi S, Minelli A, Melone M and Conti F. (1996) Presynaptic NMDA receptors in the neocortex are both auto- and heteroreceptors. Neuroreport 7:2773-6.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Hippocampus CA3 pyramidal GLU cellAxon terminalNMDA.Presynaptic terminal and axon NMDAR's have been found withimmunocytochemical techniques (Siegel SJ et al, 1994 [monkey]2 ). (DeBiasi S et al, 1996 [rat]1 ). (Paquet M et al, 1997 [squirrel monkey]3 ). Unlike postsynaptic NMDAR's, they are potentiatedby physiologically relevant concentrations of taurine (Suárez LM and Solís JM, 2006 [rat]4 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  DeBiasi S, Minelli A, Melone M and Conti F. (1996) Presynaptic NMDA receptors in the neocortex are both auto- and heteroreceptors. Neuroreport 7:2773-6.
2.  Siegel SJ, Brose N, Janssen WG, Gasic GP, Jahn R, Heinemann SF and Morrison JH. (1994) Regional, cellular, and ultrastructural distribution of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit 1 in monkey hippocampus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 91:564-8.
3.  Paquet M, Tremblay M, Soghomonian JJ and Smith Y. (1997) AMPA and NMDA glutamate receptor subunits in midbrain dopaminergic neurons in the squirrel monkey: an immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization study. J Neurosci 17:1377-96.
4.  Suárez LM and Solís JM. (2006) Taurine potentiates presynaptic NMDA receptors in hippocampal Schaffer collateral axons. Eur J Neurosci 24:405-18 [Journal] .