Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Costa, E. 2010. GABA Receptors. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
It is now universally recognized that γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), synthesized by the two molecular forms of glutamix acid decarboxylase (GAD65 or 67) and expressed in neurons, functions as a key neurotransmitter in creatures ranging from crustaceans to mammals. In the brains of vertebrates, GABA mediates synaptic inhibitory events by binding to specific recognition sites located in various members of a pentameric protein family, including a transmembrane anion channel, which is termed GABA.
- GABA receptors;
- neuronal activity;