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The a7 protein is ready for its close-up

The work, published online today in Cell , could eventually lead to new pharmaceutical treatments for a large range of diseases or infections including schizophrenia, lung cancer, and even COVID-19.

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I guess they’re stimulated by nicotine.

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It looks like α7 nAChRs is related to one of the usual suspects! The link shows that α7 nAChR is related to GlyT-1 (another target of recent research). Receptors with opposing functions are in postsynaptic microdomains under one presynaptic terminal - PubMed

The link/paper is very hard to read but I think “Ganglionic synaptic transmission mediated by nAChRs was attenuated by glycine” is the meat of the paper.

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Awesome article, thanks

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