Day 87 (4p13-4q12): genes for GABAA receptor subunits

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Day 87 has 25 protein-coding genes (browser view), including the genes needed to make the GABAA receptor.

The GABAA receptor is a chloride ion gate on the surface of nerve cells, and it is the target of benzodiazapenes and alcohol. They increase the activity of the receptor, causing their sedative effects.

Click here to see all 8646116 letters of Day 87 with the GABAA subunits underlined.

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