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The alpha-4 beta-2 nicotinic receptor, also known as the α4β2 receptor, is a type of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, consisting of α4 and β2 subunits.[1] It is located in the brain, where activation yields post- and presynaptic excitation[1], mainly by increased Na+ and K+ permeability.

The receptors exist in the two stoichiometries:

  • (α4)2(β2)3 receptors have high sensitivity to nicotine and low Ca2+ permeability (HS receptors)
  • (α4)3(β2)2 receptors have low sensitivity to nicotine and high Ca2+ permeability (LS receptors)







See also


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