Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Harvey, R. J. and Betz, H. 2001. Glycine Receptors. eLS. .
- 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