metabotropic glutamate receptor

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metabotropic glutamate receptor

A G protein-coupled receptor that mediates its effects by enzyme activation.
mGluRs can be subdivided into three groups (I–III) according to their sequence similarity, transduction mechanism and pharmacological profile.
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Metabotropic GluRs are powerful modulators of synaptic transmission in many brain regions, including the regulation of synaptic potentiation.