Neurochemical Journal

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 285–287 | Cite as

The Biochemical Model of the Synapse in Turpaev’s Studies

  • D. A. Sakharov
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The concept of specific receptors is the basis of the modern pharmacology of neurotransmitters. This article describes the works of Tigran Mel’kumovich Turpaev (1918–2003), during which a receptor protein was isolated for the first time. The centenary of the birth of this outstanding researcher is marked by the organization of an international conference “Physiology and Biochemistry of Signaling Systems”.


acetylcholine vagus nerve Koshtoyants mercurimetric titration muscarinic cholinergic receptor nucleotide macroergic compounds receptive substance receptor proteins mercuric chloride sulfhydryl groups 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kol’tsov Institute of Developmental BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.MoscowRussia

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