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Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor

Name: Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor
Description: Cell-surface proteins that bind glutamate and trigger changes which influence the behavior of cells. Ionotropic glutamate receptors include AMPA, kainate, often referred to as AMPA/kainate or A/K receptors and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors. These receptors directly control ion channels, and are the most common mediators of fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. NMDA receptors have also been implicated in the mechanisms of memory and of many diseases.
Super-category: Glutamate receptor
*Id: nlx_mol_20090501
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Categories with role Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor

AMPA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel, Kainate glutamate-gated cationic channel, NMDA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel have the role Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor


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CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionCell-surface proteins that bind glutamate Cell-surface proteins that bind glutamate and trigger changes which influence the behavior of cells. Ionotropic glutamate receptors include AMPA, kainate, often referred to as AMPA/kainate or A/K receptors and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors. These receptors directly control ion channels, and are the most common mediators of fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. NMDA receptors have also been implicated in the mechanisms of memory and of many diseases. mechanisms of memory and of many diseases.
Idnlx_mol_20090501  +
LabelIonotropic Glutamate Receptor  +
ModifiedDate29 December 2009  +
SuperCategoryGlutamate receptor  +