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GluD1 receptor

Posted on : 19 Feb 2020

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  • Researchers at the Department of Biotechnology’s Pune-based National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) have captured ‘three-dimensional views’ of a protein called ‘GluD1 receptor’. 
  • The researchers found that GluD1 receptors had an unprecedented domain organisation, distinct from that observed in other members of the glutamate receptor family.
  • This shows that glutamate receptor ion channels are all not built the same way.
  • Majority (60 percent) of excitatory brain signalling is carried out by glutamate receptor ion channels that are present on the synaptic junctions of neurons.
  • Interestingly, while many other members of the family of glutamate receptor are activated by neurotransmitter glutamate binding, GluD1 receptors are not.
  • GluD1 receptor is a subtype of a family of proteins called glutamate receptors.

Article Related Questions

  1. Recently, researchers in India captured ‘three-dimensional views’ of a protein called ‘GluD1 receptor’. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct regarding ‘GluD1 receptor’?
    1.It is a subtype of a family of proteins called glutamate receptors.
    2.Glutamate is the most abundant neurotransmitter in our brain and central nervous system (CNS).
    3.GluD1 is required for the formation of inhibitory synapses.
    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  2. 1.1 only

    2.1 and 3 only

    3.2 and 3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 1, 2 and 3

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