Ligand

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A small [[Molecule|molecule]] or ion that binds to a [[Protein|protein]] or other structure. Binding of ligands to [[Ligand-gated_ion_channel|ligand-gated ion channels]] mediates synaptic transmission.
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A small [[Molecule|molecule]] or [[ion|ion]] that binds to a [[Protein|protein]] or other structure. Binding of ligands to [[Ligand-gated ion channel|ligand-gated ion channels]] mediates [[synaptic transmission|synaptic transmission]].

Revision as of 13:15, 21 October 2012

A small molecule or ion that binds to a protein or other structure. Binding of ligands to ligand-gated ion channels mediates synaptic transmission.

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