• Recent progress in the structural biology of P2X receptors

    4 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    P2X receptors are ATP-gated trimeric nonselective cation channels that are important for various physiological and pathological processes, including synaptic transmission, pain perception, immune regulation and apoptosis. Accordingly, they attract a wide range of interest as drug targets, such as those for chronic cough, neuropathic pain and depression. After the zebrafish P2X4 receptor structure was reported in 2009, various other P2X receptor structures have been reported, extending our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of P2X receptors. This review article describes the...
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