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Receptors and Human Disorders

  1. Ron C Hogg,
  2. Daniel Bertrand

Published Online: 16 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005164.pub2



How to Cite

Hogg, R. C. and Bertrand, D. 2007. Receptors and Human Disorders. eLS. .

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  1. CMU Geneva, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2007

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Receptors are integral membrane proteins that allow signal transmission between cells. Alteration of the genes coding for these proteins result in cellular dysfunction that can be observed as genetically transmissible disorders.


  • synaptic transmission;
  • neurotransmitter;
  • receptors;
  • brain;
  • neurological disorders