Neurotransmitter Receptors in the Postsynaptic Neuron

Stephenson, F.A. and Hawkins, L.M. (2001) Neurotransmitter Receptors in the Postsynaptic Neuron. eLS (Encyclopedia of Life Sciences) . 10.1038/npg.els.0000284.

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DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000284

Abstract

The neurotransmitter receptor proteins are integral components in the communication between adjacent cells of the nervous system, spanning the width of the postsynaptic membrane and protruding into the synaptic cleft and cell cytoplasm. They mediate the effects of neurotransmitters between adjacent neurons.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:G protein-coupled receptors; ion channels; ligand-gated receptors; metabotropic receptors
Departments, units and centres:Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry > Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry
ID Code:2549
Journal or Publication Title:eLS (Encyclopedia of Life Sciences)
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