A 32-year-old male asked:
I read that there are nmda-like receptors in the epidermis. would the anti-nmda ab test show antibodies to receptors in skin?
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Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
No : Classically the nmda receptors are in the nervous system and associated with neurologic disease. There are tiny nerve fibers in the skin that have the receptor, not the skin itself, what importance this has in human disease is unknown, but some medical scientists think drugs which act on them may be useful in pain control some day.
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