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Alpha-7 nicotinic receptor
The alpha-7 nicotinic receptor (α7)5 is a type of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, consisting entirely of α7 subunits .
Additional recommended knowledge
It is located in the brain, where activation yields post- and presynaptic excitation, mainly by increased Ca2+ permeability.
Nicotinic agonists for this receptor include:
2. Whiteaker P, Christensen S, Yoshikami D, Dowell C, Watkins M, Gulyas J, Rivier J, Olivera BM, McIntosh JM. Discovery, synthesis, and structure activity of a highly selective alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist. Biochemistry. 2007 Jun 5;46(22):6628-38.
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