Skip Header

You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Please consider upgrading your browser.

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

Keywords navigation



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.


  • LGIC
  • Ligand-gated channel


Molecular function


Ion transportIon channelMolecular functionTransportLigand-gated ion channelBiological process
UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

We'd like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Notice to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies since 25 May 2018.

Do not show this banner again