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AMPA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel

Name: AMPA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel
Description: Cell surface proteins that bind glutamate and directly gate ion channels in cell membranes. AMPA receptors were originally discriminated from other glutamate receptors by their affinity for the agonist AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid). They are probably the most common mediators of fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. Several subtypes have been cloned, and for some types the traditional distinction from kainate receptors may not apply (MSH).
Synonym(s): AMPA receptor, AMPA, AMPAR
Has role: Glutamate receptor, Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor
Super-category: Glutamate-gated cationic channel
*Id: nifext_5251
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Created19 September 2007  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionCell surface proteins that bind glutamate Cell surface proteins that bind glutamate and directly gate ion channels in cell membranes. AMPA receptors were originally discriminated from other glutamate receptors by their affinity for the agonist AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid). They are probably the most common mediators of fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. Several subtypes have been cloned, and for some types the traditional distinction from kainate receptors may not apply (MSH). rom kainate receptors may not apply (MSH).
Has roleGlutamate receptor  +, and Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor  +
Idnifext_5251  +
LabelAMPA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel  +
ModifiedDate2 February 2011  +
SuperCategoryGlutamate-gated cationic channel  +
SynonymAMPA receptor  +, AMPA  +, and AMPAR  +