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Receptors are [[proteins]] that bind [[ligands]] that modulate the way that protein functions, including interactions with other proteins.  The three most important classes of receptors are:
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* G-protein coupled receptors
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* Ligand-gated ion channels
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* Nuclear receptors
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For naming of receptors, please refer to the  
 
For naming of receptors, please refer to the  
 
[http://www.iuphar-db.org/index.jsp IUPHAR database ]
 
[http://www.iuphar-db.org/index.jsp IUPHAR database ]
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Latest revision as of 04:58, 14 February 2014

Receptors are proteins that bind ligands that modulate the way that protein functions, including interactions with other proteins. The three most important classes of receptors are:

  • G-protein coupled receptors
  • Ligand-gated ion channels
  • Nuclear receptors

For naming of receptors, please refer to the IUPHAR database

For screening data on GPCR receptors, please see the NIMH Psychoactive Drug Screening Program (PDSP)


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