Journal article

CLONING, EXPRESSION AND PHARMACOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A HUMAN GLUTAMATE-RECEPTOR - HGLUR4

EJ FLETCHER, SL NUTT, KH HOO, CE ELLIOTT, B KORCZAK, EA MCWHINNIE, RK KAMBOJ

RECEPTORS & CHANNELS | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 1995

Abstract

A member of the ionotropic family of glutamate receptors, hGluR4, was isolated from a human cDNA library and characterized following expression in mammalian cell lines. Human GluR4 possessed a 99% amino acid and 92% nucleotide homology to that of its rat counterpart with sequence differences restricted to the carboxy and amino terminal regions of the molecule. Transfection of simian kidney cells (COS-1) with an hGluR4 expression plasmid resulted in the transient formation of a membrane protein that possessed high specific binding for [3H](RS)-alpha-amino- 3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid ([3H]AMPA) but not [3H]kainate. Competition studies yielded a displacement profile of AMPA = ..

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