Molecular Aspects of Neurotransmitter Receptors: An Overview

  • Solomon H. Snyder
Part of the Handbook of Psychopharmacology book series (HBKPS)


It is axiomatic that following synaptic release neurotransmitters interact with specific sites on adjacent cellular membranes. Molecular approaches to neurotransmitter receptors are surprisingly recent, with most research on brain neurotransmitters having taken place within the past 5–8 years. During this relatively brief period, biochemical studies of receptors have burgeoned so rapidly that they form the most common theme of the chapters in this volume.


Divalent Cation Adenosine Receptor Guanine Nucleotide Neurotransmitter Receptor Opiate Receptor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Solomon H. Snyder
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Experimental TherapeuticsThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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