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Nature. 1987 Jul 16-22;328(6127):221-7.

Sequence and functional expression of the GABA A receptor shows a ligand-gated receptor super-family.

Abstract

Amino-acid sequences derived from complementary DNAs encoding the alpha- and beta-subunits of the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor from bovine brain show homology with other ligand-gated receptor subunits, suggesting that there is a super-family of ion-channel-containing receptors. Co-expression of the in vitro-generated alpha-subunit and beta-subunit RNAs in Xenopus oocytes produces a functional receptor and ion channel with the pharmacological properties characteristic of the GABAA receptor.

PMID:
3037384
DOI:
10.1038/328221a0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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