Receptor Cross Talk: Ligand-Gated Ion Channels Start to Communicate

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Science's STKE  24 Oct 2000:
Vol. 2000, Issue 55, pp. pe1
DOI: 10.1126/stke.2000.55.pe1

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Evidence is mounting for a direct mode of interaction between neurotransmitter receptors that modulates the activity of the interacting proteins. Brandon and Moss discuss two examples in which direct interactions between neurotransmitter receptors appear to regulate the receptors independently of the signal transduction cascades they activate. This type of interaction has important implications for rapid modulation of receptor function and the integration of multiple signals at a synapse.

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