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Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors

  1. AJ Doherty,
  2. GL Collingridge

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000237



How to Cite

Doherty, A. and Collingridge, G. 2001. Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


The metabotropic glutamate receptors are a family of G protein-coupled receptors widely distributed in the central nervous system, acting to modulate synaptic function through interactions with other receptors, signalling mechanisms and (potentially) gene expression.


  • metabotropic glutamate receptor;
  • mGluR;
  • excitory amino acid;
  • LTP;
  • LTD