Purinergic Receptor Channels
Cambridge Bioscience, through our collaboration with B'SYS, offers access to screening services for the following ionotropic purinergic receptor channel targets:
Gene Name: P2RX1
Description: The human P2RX1 gene encodes P2X1, an ionotropic ATP receptor that functions as an ATP- or ADP-activated cation channel, expressed in smooth muscle, platelets and sensory neurons. A P2RX1 mutation has been linked to a severe bleeding disorder arising from impaired ADP-induced platelet aggregation. P2X1 receptors are therapeutic targets in treatment of urinary incontinence and pain.
Gene Name: P2RX4
Description: The human P2RX4 gene encodes P2X4, an ionotropic ATP receptor that functions as an ATP-activated cation channel expressed in the CNS, alveolar macrophages, vascular endothelium and airway smooth muscle. P2X4 receptors are therapeutic targets in treatment of neuropathic pain, asthma and heart failure.
Gene Name: P2RX7
Description: The human P2RX7 gene encodes P2X7, an ionotropic ATP receptor that functions as an ATP-activated cation channel expressed in lymphocytes and microglia. P2X7 receptors are therapeutic targets in the treatment of osteoporosis, neuropathic and inflammatory pain and also immune diseases.
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