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Jennifer
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Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 12:08 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081229104458.htm

This doesn't really have anything useful for sufferers of MSG toxicity, more like head trauma patients. Though perhaps some people do make "too much" or otherwise have a variant of laminin....

"The researchers discovered that chopped-up ECM kills cells by ramping up production of one subunit of the kainate receptor, known as KA1. They speculate that hiking the amount of KA1 subunits might make the receptor more sensitive and thus more likely to trigger an overreaction by the cell.

Although drugs that obstruct the glutamate receptor slow brain cell death, they can lead to serious cognitive impairment and even coma. The study suggests that drugs that block KA1 might provide an alternative way to save brain cells after stroke or head trauma."

Jennifer

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