Glutamate Receptor 6/7 Products


GluR6/7 belongs to the kainate family of glutamate receptors, which are composed of four subunits and function as ligand-activated ion channels. Kainate receptors are members of the lonotropic class of glutamate receptors and consist of GluR5-7 and KA1-2 subunits. Lonotropic receptors perform as excitatory neurotransmitters at various synapses in the central nervous system, and, once they bind to excitatory neurotransmitters a conformational change is initiated. This leads to the opening of the cation channel, thus converting the chemical signal to an electrical impulse. The subunit determined by GRIK2/3 is subject to RNA editing which may alter the structure and function of the receptor complex. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have also been defined for this gene.


Product By Gene ID 2898
Alternate Names
  • GluR6/7
  • GluR7
  • GluR-7
  • Glutamate receptor 7
  • EAA5
  • GRIK3
  • Excitatory amino acid receptor 5
  • GRIK2
  • GluR6
  • GluR-6
  • Glutamate receptor 6
  • EAA4
  • Excitatory amino acid receptor 4

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