alexa GABA-A receptor subtypes in the brain: a paradigm for CNS drug discovery?


Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Author(s): Whiting PJ

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Abstract The clinical importance of benzodiazepines, barbiturates and general anesthetics, all of which act through the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-A neurotransmitter receptor, is testament to its significance as a CNS drug target. These drugs were all developed before there was any understanding of the diversity of this receptor gene family. Recent studies using genetically modified mice and GABA-A receptor-subtype-selective compounds have helped to delineate the function of some of these subtypes, and have revealed that it might be possible to develop a new generation of selective drugs with improved profiles or novel applications.
This article was published in Drug Discov Today and referenced in Journal of Depression and Anxiety

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