Lipid raft microdomains and neurotransmitter signalling

John Allen, Robyn A. Halverson-Tamboli, Mark M. Rasenick

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Abstract

Lipid rafts are specialized structures on the plasma membrane that have an altered lipid composition as well as links to the cytoskeleton. It has been proposed that these structures are membrane domains in which neurotransmitter signalling might occur through a clustering of receptors and components of receptor-activated signalling cascades. The localization of these proteins in lipid rafts, which is affected by the cytoskeleton, also influences the potency and efficacy of neurotransmitter receptors and transporters. The effect of lipid rafts on neurotransmitter signalling has also been implicated in neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-140
Number of pages13
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Neurotransmitter Agents
Lipids
Cytoskeleton
Neurotransmitter Transport Proteins
Neurotransmitter Receptor
Cluster Analysis
Psychiatry
Cell Membrane
Membranes
Proteins

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  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Cell Biology

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Lipid raft microdomains and neurotransmitter signalling. / Allen, John; Halverson-Tamboli, Robyn A.; Rasenick, Mark M.

In: Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Vol. 8, No. 2, 02.2007, p. 128-140.

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Allen, John ; Halverson-Tamboli, Robyn A. ; Rasenick, Mark M. / Lipid raft microdomains and neurotransmitter signalling. In: Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 2007 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 128-140.
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