γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Receptors
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Russek, S. J. 2006. γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Receptors. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most widely distributed inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system of adult vertebrates. Virtually all neurons are sensitive to GABA through its actions on either the diverse set of ionotropic type A receptors (GABAARs), the putative heterodimeric metabotropic type B receptors (GABABRs) or the ionotropic retina-enriched type C receptors (GABACRs).
- neurotransmitter receptor;
- ancestral gene clusters;