Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), such as CHRNA5, are members of a superfamily of ligand-gated ion channels that mediate fast signal transmission at synapses. The nAChRs are thought to be (hetero)pentamers composed of homologous subunits.
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Protein Aliases: acetylcholine receptor; acetylcholine receptor, nicotinic, alpha 5 (neuronal); cholinergic receptor; Cholinergic receptor, neuronal nicotinic, alpha polypeptide-5; cholinergic receptor, nicotinic alpha 5; cholinergic receptor, nicotinic, alpha 5 (neuronal); nAChR alpha 5; Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-5; neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, alpha5 subunit; nicotinic acetylcholine receptor alpha5 subunit
Gene Aliases: Acra-5; Acra5; CHRNA5; LNCR2; NACHRA5