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Re: i wanted to know about different gaba receptors on nuerons.

Date: Fri Jun 4 11:08:36 2010
Posted By: Mitchell Maltenfort, Staff, Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 1275637359.Ns

Interesting question.

The articles at and indicate that two out of the three can be found on specific neurons. But would all three be found on the same neuron? Of course, one question is -- why? If two out of the three are present, what function could the third contribute?

Yang XL.
Characterization of receptors for glutamate and GABA in retinal neurons.
Prog Neurobiol. 2004 Jun;73(2):127-50.

Rotolo TC, Dacheux RF.
Evidence for glycine, GABAA, and GABAB receptors on rabbit OFF-alpha ganglion cells.
Vis Neurosci. 2003 May-Jun;20(3):285-96.

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