Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Trends Pharmacol Sci. 1998 Aug;19(8):311-6.

5-HT1-like receptors: a time to bid goodbye.

Author information

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Erasums University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


It is exactly half a century ago that 5-hydroxytryptamine was discovered and over four decades ago two types of 5-HT receptors were described. In this article, Pramod Saxena, Peter De Vries and Carlos Villalón trace the development of the modern classification and nomenclature of 5-HT receptors, which now include more than a dozen subtypes. In doing so, they advocate that the so-called '5-HT1-like' receptors, having been shown to be a heterogeneous population of 5-HT1B, 5-HT1D and 5-HT7 receptors, are now redundant.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center