The neuronal alpha6 subunit forms functional heteromeric acetylcholine receptors in human transfected cells.

@article{Fucile1998TheNA,
  title={The neuronal alpha6 subunit forms functional heteromeric acetylcholine receptors in human transfected cells.},
  author={Sergio Fucile and Jan - Egbert Sturm Does Money Matter and Linda G Erkman and Davide Ragozzino and B Barabino and Francesca Grassi and Stefano Alem{\`a} and Marc Ballivet and Fabrizio Eusebi},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          172-8
        }
}
We examine some of the biological and physiological properties of the avian alpha6 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunit. We show here that, beginning at embryonic day 5, alpha6 mRNA is abundantly expressed in the developing chick neuroretina, where it coexists with other nicotinic receptor subunit mRNAs such as alpha3, beta2 and beta4. In contrast, alpha6 mRNA is absent from the optic tectum and from the peripheral ganglia. Despite numerous efforts, the alpha6 subunit has… CONTINUE READING
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