Recent advances in GABA research

Neurochem Int. 1999 May;34(5):353-8. doi: 10.1016/s0197-0186(99)00036-4.


In this article I throw attention on to this GABA issue by outlining several aspects of current interest in the field of GABA research. The theme was selected in association with the Pharmacology and Therapeutical Potential of the GABA System symposium of the Second European Congress of Pharmacology held in July 1999 in Budapest, Hungary. A wide range of topics relating to the GABA system were outlined, including new members of the GABAA receptor gene family, subunit composition of native GABA(A) receptors, surface expression and clustering of GABA(A) receptor subunits, allosteric modulation of GABA(A) receptors, localization of agonist binding sites, GABA release, GABA(A)-GABA(B) receptor crosstalk, GABA(A) and GABA(B) receptor functions in different brain areas, altered transport and GABA(A) receptor pattern in different models of epilepsy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain Chemistry
  • Epilepsy
  • Glycine / physiology
  • Humans
  • Receptors, GABA / analysis
  • Receptors, GABA / genetics
  • Receptors, GABA / physiology
  • Research*
  • Thalamus / physiology
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid* / genetics
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid* / physiology


  • Receptors, GABA
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
  • Glycine