acetylcholine receptor (AChR) | definition

  • membrane protein that facilitates the binding of acetylcholine
  • can be transmitted-gated ion channel (nicotinic AChR) or G-protein-coupled receptor (muscarinic AChR)
acetylcholine receptor
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