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Synapses, Gap Junctions, and Glia: Their Structures, Functions, and Features

Synapses are the regions between the terminal of an axon and the receptors on other cells. Neurotransmitters can bring the messages across the synapses. Synapses can be open or enclosed, large or small. Synaptic inputs can affect the neuron activities. … Continue reading

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Neurotransmitters and Their Functions

There are different types of neurotransmitters. For example, glutamate (glu) is involved in the excitation of the central nervous system (CNS). Aspartate (asp) is involved in the excitation of the brain and spinal cord. Gama-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is involved in … Continue reading

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Structure of the Neurons: Dendrites, Axons, and Membrane Potentials

Types of cells in the nervous system There are two types of cells in the nervous system. One type of cells are called neurons, the other type of cells are called glia. Studies have found that there are about 86 … Continue reading

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The Database of Cytokine Receptors: L – P

Symbol Other Symbols Name Other Names Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions LIFR SWS; SJS2; STWS; CD118; LIF-R; FLJ98106; FLJ99923 LEUKEMIA INHIBITORY FACTOR RECEPTOR   NCBI Gene OMIM Ensembl NCBI Map Viewer UCSC Genome Browser … Continue reading

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The Database of Cytokine Receptors: I

Symbol Other Symbols Name Other Names Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions IFNAR1 AVP; IFRC; IFNAR; IFNBR; IFN-alpha-REC INTERFERON, ALPHA, BETA, AND OMEGA, RECEPTOR 1 IFNAR ANTIVIRAL PROTEIN, ALPHA TYPE; AVP ANTIVIRAL PROTEIN, BETA TYPE … Continue reading

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