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Receptors are [[proteins]] that bind [[ligands]] that modulates the way that protein interacts with other proteins.  The three most important classes of receptors are
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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:
  
 
* G-protein coupled receptors
 
* G-protein coupled receptors

Revision as of 21:40, 6 August 2009

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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