Describing a neurotransmitter or cell receptor whose action is mediated by metabolic functions (e.g. enzyme activation)

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  • metabotropic — me·tab·o·tro·pic mə .tab ə trō pik, träp ik adj relating to or being a receptor for glutamate that when complexed with G protein triggers increased production of certain intracellular messengers <metabotropic glutamate receptors> …   Medical dictionary

  • metabotropic — metabotropˈic adjective (biochemistry) Denoting a neurotransmitter receptor which affects cell activity by means other than direct regulation of the cell s ion channels (cf ↑ionotropic under ↑ion) • • • Main Entry: ↑metabolism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metabotropic receptor — is a subtype of membrane receptors at the surface or in vesicles of eukaryotic cells. In the nervous system, based on their structural and functional characteristics, neurotransmitter receptors can be classified into two broad categories:… …   Wikipedia

  • Metabotropic glutamate receptor — fluorescent micrographs of cells expressing mGluR1 labeled with green fluorescent protein[1] The metabotropic glutamate receptors, or mGluRs, are a type of glutamate receptor that are active through an indirect metabotropic process. They are… …   Wikipedia

  • Metabotropic glutamate receptor 3 — Glutamate receptor, metabotropic 3 PDB rendering based on 2e4u …   Wikipedia

  • Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 — Glutamate receptor, metabotropic 5 Identifiers Symbols GRM5; GPRC1E; MGLUR5; mGlu5 External IDs …   Wikipedia

  • Metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 — Glutamate receptor, metabotropic 1 PDB rendering based on 1ewk …   Wikipedia

  • Metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 — Glutamate receptor, metabotropic 2 Identifiers Symbols GRM2; GLUR2; GPRC1B; MGLUR2; mGlu2 External IDs …   Wikipedia

  • Metabotropic glutamate receptor 4 — Glutamate receptor, metabotropic 4 Identifiers Symbols GRM4; GPRC1D; MGC177594; MGLUR4; mGlu4 External IDs …   Wikipedia

  • Metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 — Glutamate receptor, metabotropic 7 PDB rendering based on 2e4z …   Wikipedia

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