Neurotransmitter Receptors in the Postsynaptic Neuron
F Anne Stephenson, University of London, London, UK
Lynda M Hawkins, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA
Published online: December 2001
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
Keywords: G protein‐coupled receptors; ion channels; ligand‐gated receptors; metabotropic receptors
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