HTR3A, 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 3A
Also Known as
5HT3A_CAVPO, HTR3A, 5HT3R, HTR3
This is one of the several different receptors for 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), a biogenic hormone that functions as a neurotransmitter, a hormone, and a mitogen. This receptor is a ligand-gated ion channel, which when activated causes fast, depolarizing responses in neurons. It is a cation-specific, but otherwise relatively nonselective, ion channel. Forms pentahomomeric complex as well as pentaheteromeric complex with HTR3B or HTR3C or HTR3D or HTR3E; homomeric complex is functional but exhibits low conductance with modified voltage dependence, and decreased agonist and antagonist affinity. Interacts with RIC3.