AMPA and kainate receptors, along with NMDA receptors, represent different subtypes of glutamate ion channels. AMPA and kainate receptors share a high degree of sequence and structural similarities, and excessive activity of these receptors has been implicated in neurological diseases such as epilepsy. Therefore, blocking detrimental activity of both receptor types could be therapeutically beneficial.
Dharamsala: Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes Steve Smith can become the greatest Test captain this country has seen, tipping him to surpass the records of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting. Five months after the team plunged into crisis in Hobart, Smith has become the key figure in Australian cricket, shepherding his side into a new era with his "Bradman-like" returns with the bat and influence inside the dressing room.
One of the most spiteful series in recent memory has ended in acrimony with Indian captain Virat Kohli declaring friendships have been lost, while Steve Smith took aim at the Indian board for breaching an unwritten rule of the game.