genetics of psychotropic drug receptors info?

GS Hamilton hamilton at umbc.edu
Sun Feb 19 18:42:18 EST 1995


In article <1995Feb19.190825.538 at galileo.cc.rochester.edu>,
Vic Yuschuk <vy001d at uhura.cc.rochester.edu> wrote:
>Anyone have any general info on researchers, papers or anthing else in this
>area?  Is it currently a popular field of study?
  
It's not clear what the question is here. Most psychotropic drugs mimic 
the actions of endogenous neurotransmitters at certain receptor subtype 
populations. For example, many "hallucinogenic" compounds act as agonists 
at 5HT2 (and probably other serotonin subtype) receptors, and some also 
have activity at dopamine receptor subtypes. Are you asking about the 
genetics of serotonin, dopamine and other receptors?




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