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Glycine Receptors

  1. Robert J Harvey,
  2. Heinrich Betz

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000236



How to Cite

Harvey, R. J. and Betz, H. 2001. Glycine Receptors. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung, Frankfurt, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

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Glycine receptors are ligand-gated chloride channel proteins that mediate postsynaptic inhibition in spinal cord, brain stem and other regions of the central nervous system. Mutations in glycine receptor subunits cause hereditary neuromotor diseases in humans and animals.


  • ligand-gated ion channels;
  • neurotransmitter receptor;
  • receptor clustering;
  • motor disorders