Development of an Ultra High-Throughput Screen to Identify Antagonists for GluK1

著者: Kelli Solly1 , Carissa Quinn1 , Rebecca Klein2 , Darrel Henze 2 , Eric Johnson1 , and Michael Finley 1

The ionotropic glutamate receptor GluK1 (previously known as GluR5) is a kainate subtype of the glutamate receptor family and is comprised of a ligand binding domain and an associated ion channel. The receptor is expressed throughout the central nervous system with particularly strong expression in the dorsal root ganglion and trigeminal ganglion; antagonists for the receptor could be treatments for pain disorders, as well as acute migraine.