Receptor Structures and Receptor Families(1983–1990)
This chapter discusses two major classes of receptor function and structure: oligomeric subunits surrounding an ion-conducting pore formed a ligand-gated ion channel that opened when neurotransmitters filled the binding sites and monomeric proteins with seven transmembrane segments formed receptors that activated a coupled G-protein. With the first class, chemical signals or neurotransmitters were converted into electrical signals. With the second, chemical signals were converted to different chemical signals: G-proteins that then interacted with various enzymes and channels to elicit both chemical and electrical responses.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.