Receptor Types

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Title

Receptor Types

Subject

Receptor Types

Description

(a) An ionotropic receptor is a channel that opens when the neurotransmitter binds to it. (b) A metabotropic receptor is a complex that causes metabolic changes in the cell when the neurotransmitter binds to it (1). After binding, the G protein hydrolyzes GTP and moves to the effector protein (2). When the G protein contacts the effector protein, a second messenger is generated, such as cAMP (3). The second messenger can then go on to cause changes in the neuron, such as opening or closing ion channels, metabolic changes, and changes in gene transcription.

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Cut Rita Zahara

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Citation

“Receptor Types,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - USK Library, accessed June 18, 2024, http://uilis.usk.ac.id/oer/items/show/1176.