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Gene Family: Glycine receptors (GLRA, GLRB)

Glycine receptor: The glycine receptor, or GlyR, is the receptor for the amino acid neurotransmitter glycine. GlyR is an ionotropic receptor that produces its effects through chloride current. It is one of the most widely distributed inhibitory receptors in the central nervous system and has important roles in a variety of physiological processes, especially in mediating inhibitory neurotransmission in the spinal cord and brainstem. [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 5

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
GLRA1 glycine receptor alpha 1 STHE 5q33.1
GLRA2 glycine receptor alpha 2 GLR Xp22.2
GLRA3 glycine receptor alpha 3 4q34.1
GLRA4 glycine receptor alpha 4 Xq22.2
GLRB glycine receptor beta 4q32.1