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Keyword - Ligand-gated ion channel (KW-1071)

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Definition

Protein which forms or is a component of a ligand-gated channel. Ligand-gated channels are transmembrane ion channels whose permeability is increased by the binding of a specific ligand, such as neurotransmitters, ionositol triphosphates, and cyclic nucleotides.

Synonyms

  • LGIC
  • Ligand-gated channel

Category

Molecular function

Graphical

Ion transportIon channelMolecular functionTransportLigand-gated ion channelBiological process