The effects of walnut supplementation on hippocampal NMDA receptor subunits NR2A and NR2B of rats

Hicyilmaz H., Vural H., DELİBAŞ N., Sutcu R., Gultekin F., YILMAZ N.

NUTRITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, vol.20, no.3, pp.203-208, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1476830514y.0000000166
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-208
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Walnuts contain numerous selected dietary factors that have an impact on brain functions, especially learning and memory formation in the hippocampus. Hippocampal N-methyl D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are involved in the formation of cognitive functions. In this study, we aimed to investigate the molecular effects of walnut supplementation on the hippocampal expressions of NMDARs involved in cognitive functions and lipid peroxidation levels in rats.