Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Itier, V. and Bertrand, D. 2005. Nicotinic Receptors. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Nicotinic receptors are cationic ligand-gated channels that mediate fast synaptic transmission in the peripheral nervous system. Alternative and specific nicotinic receptors are expressed in the central nervous system where they modulate neurotransmitter release.
- synaptic transmission;
- ligand-gated channels