Ligand

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A small [[molecule|molecule]] or ion that binds to a [[protein|protein]] or other structure.
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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 channels|ligand gated ion channels]] mediates synaptic transmission.

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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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