UNIT 1.7 Characterization of GABA Receptors

  1. S. J. Enna,
  2. Kenneth E. McCarson

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471141755.ph0107s00

Current Protocols in Pharmacology

Current Protocols in Pharmacology

How to Cite

Enna, S. J. and McCarson, K. E. 2001. Characterization of GABA Receptors. Current Protocols in Pharmacology. 00:1.7:1.7.1–1.7.18.

Author Information

  1. University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: MAR 1998

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Described in this unit are ligand binding assays for GABAA, GABAB, and GABAC receptor recognition sites in brain tissue. These assays may also be used to determine the affinity of an unlabeled compound for the GABA binding sites. Not included in this unit are ligand binding assays for other components of the GABAA, receptor complex, such as the benzodiazepine or ion channel binding sites.