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Ubiquitination and inhibition of glycine receptor by HUWE1 in spinal cord dorsal horn.
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Glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. The glycine receptor (GlyR) is a member of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor of ligand-gated ion channels. This receptor has important roles in a variety of physiological processes, especially in mediating inhibitory neurotransmission in the spinal cord and brain stem. GlyR is a pentameric receptor comprised of alpha and beta subunits. Four alpha-subunits (GLRA1, GLRA2, GLRA3, GLRA4) and one beta-subunit (GLRB) of GlyR have been identified. (PMID: 11409700; 15383648)