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General Information
Name
IONOTROPIC RECEPTORS
Species
D. melanogaster
Symbol
IR
FlyBase ID
FBgg0000148
Date last reviewed
2014-10-24
Number of members
60
Description
Description
Ionotropic Receptors (IR) are a variant subfamily of ionotropic glutamate receptors which lack conserved glutamate-interacting residues. They are largely thought to function as ligand-gated ion channels involved in chemosensation. IRs were first described in Drosophila in 2009 and are found throughout the protostome lineage. They can been dived into two subgroups: (1) antennal - olfactory receptors expressed in the antenna and, (2) divergent - largely species-specific, with low amino acid sequence identity. Expressed in gustatory organs, they are believed to be taste receptors. (Adapted from FBrf0211681 and FBrf0222310).
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Source Material
The IONOTROPIC RECEPTORS Gene Group has been compiled by FlyBase curators using the following publication(s): Ni, 2020, Croset et al., 2010, Croset et al., 2010, and Benton et al., 2009 .
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Members (60)
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Synonyms and Secondary IDs
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IR
IONOTROPIC RECEPTORS
Variant iGluR subfamily
Variant ionotropic glutamate receptors
IRs
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References (5)