Ligand-gated ion channels (LGICs) are a group of transmembrane ion channel proteins which open to allow ions such as Na +, K +, Ca 2+, or Cl − to pass through the ...
A metabotropic receptor is a type of membrane receptor of eukaryotic cells that acts through a secondary messenger. It may be located at the surface of the cell or in ...
Let's compare to important structures: Ionotropic vs Metabotropic receptors. How are their structures different? What about function? Discover it all here.
noun 1. (physiol) a receptor that functions directly by opening ion channels that enable specific ions to stream in an out of the cell Compare metabotropic receptor
Learn more about ionotropic and metabotropic receptors in the Boundless open textbook. Subjects ... are one type of ionotropic receptor or channel-linked receptor.
ionotropic receptor A receptor protein that forms part of a ligand-gated ion channel, so that binding of ligand (e.g. a hormone or neurotransmitter) to the receptor ...
The opening or closing of postsynaptic ion channels is accomplished in different ways by two broad families of receptor proteins. The receptors in one family—called ...
ionotropic receptor (aɪˌɒnəˈtrɒpɪk) n (Physiology) physiol a receptor that functions directly by opening ion channels that enable specific ions to stream in an ...
Ionotropic Receptor • Receptor contains an ion channel (binding site on a receptor) that opens or closes when neurotransmitter (NT) attaches to its binding site
Ionotropic glutamate receptors in the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY.