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- n. Plural form of homopentamer.
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These novel nAChRs could be distinguished from α7 homopentamers and α4β2 heteropentamers by their unique pharmacological and electrophysiological properties, which were confirmed by heterologous expression in Xenopus oocytes.
The most common nAChR subtypes in the mammalian brain are α4β2 heteropentamers, which regulate dopamine release from striatal neurons, and α7 homopentamers, which regulate glutamate release and have been implicated in learning and memory.