Molecular biology of insect neuronal GABA receptors

@article{Hosie1997MolecularBO,
  title={Molecular biology of insect neuronal GABA receptors},
  author={Alastair M. Hosie and David B. Sattelle and Katherine A. Aronstein and Richard H. ffrench-Constant},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={20},
  pages={578-583}
}
Ionotropic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors are distributed throughout the nervous systems of many insect species. As with their vertebrate counterparts, GABAA receptors and GABAC receptors, the binding of GABA to ionotropic insect receptors elicits a rapid, transient opening of anion-selective ion channels which is generally inhibitory. Although insect and vertebrate GABA receptors share a number of structural and functional similarities, their pharmacology differs in several aspects… Expand
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