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Receptor Transduction Mechanisms

  1. Jenafer Evans,
  2. Colin Sumners,
  3. Craig H Gelband

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000057



How to Cite

Evans, J., Sumners, C. and Gelband, C. H. 2001. Receptor Transduction Mechanisms. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Neurotransmitter and peptide signalling requires receptor-mediated responses to affect the target cell. General principles of ionotropic and metabotropic receptor-mediated signalling include membrane potential alterations, calcium signalling, and kinase activity.


  • signal transduction;
  • signal cascade;
  • second messenger;
  • ionotropic receptor;
  • metabotropic receptor