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GluA4

Target id: 447

Nomenclature: GluA4

Family: Ionotropic glutamate receptors

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Gene and Protein Information
Species TM P Loops AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human 3 1 902 11q22 GRIA4 glutamate ionotropic receptor AMPA type subunit 4
Mouse 3 1 902 9 A1 Gria4 glutamate receptor, ionotropic, AMPA4 (alpha 4)
Rat 3 1 902 8q11 Gria4 glutamate ionotropic receptor AMPA type subunit 4
Previous and Unofficial Names
GluR4 | GluRD | AMPA-selective glutamate receptor 4 | glutamate receptor 4 | spkw1 | glutamate receptor, ionotropic, AMPA 4 | glutamate receptor
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Natural/Endogenous Ligands
L-glutamic acid

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Agonists
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Ligand Sp. Action Affinity Units Reference
(S)-5-fluorowillardiine Hs Full agonist - -
[3H]AMPA Hs Agonist - -
AMPA Hs Full agonist - -
Antagonists
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Ligand Sp. Action Affinity Units Reference
ATPO Hs Antagonist - -
GYKI53655 Hs Antagonist - -
GYKI53784 Hs Antagonist - -
active isomer, non-competitive
tezampanel Hs Antagonist - -
NBQX Hs Antagonist - -
Channel Blockers
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Ligand Sp. Action Use-dependent Affinity Units Concentration range (M) Voltage-dependent (mV) Reference
extracellular argiotoxin Hs - no - - - no

Not voltage dependent
extracellular joro toxin Hs - no - - - no
selective for channels lacking GluA2
Not voltage dependent
Allosteric Modulators
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Ligand Sp. Action Affinity Units Concentration range (M) Voltage-dependent (mV) Reference
LY392098 Hs Positive 6.7 pEC50 - no 8
pEC50 6.7 (EC50 2x10-7 M) [8]
Not voltage dependent
LY404187 Hs Positive 6.7 pEC50 - no 8
pEC50 6.7 (EC50 2.1x10-7 M) [8]
Not voltage dependent
cyclothiazide Hs Positive 5.4 pEC50 - no 8
pEC50 5.4 (EC50 3.91x10-6 M) [8]
Not voltage dependent
aniracetam Hs Positive - - - no

Not voltage dependent
CX516 Hs Positive - - - no

Not voltage dependent
CX546 Hs Positive - - - no

Not voltage dependent
IDRA-21 Hs Positive - - - no

Not voltage dependent
LY503430 Hs Positive - - - no

Not voltage dependent
piracetam Hs Positive - - - no

Not voltage dependent
S18986 Hs Positive - - - no

Not voltage dependent
Biologically Significant Variants
Type:  Splice variant
Species:  Rat
Description:  'flop’ isoform
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References:  9-12
Type:  Splice variant
Species:  Mouse
Description:  ‘flop’ isoform
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References:  4,6
Type:  Splice variant
Species:  Rat
Description:  ‘flip’ isoform
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References:  9-12
Type:  Splice variant
Species:  Mouse
Description:  ‘flip’ isoform
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References:  4,6
Type:  Splice variant
Species:  Human
Description:  Human ‘long’ isoform (flop)
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References:  1,7
Type:  Splice variant
Species:  Human
Description:  Human ‘long’ isoform (flip)
Nucleotide accession: 
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References:  1,7
Type:  Splice variant
Species:  Human
Description:  ‘flop’ isoform
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References:  1,3,7
Type:  Splice variant
Species:  Human
Description:  ‘flip’ isoform
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References:  1,7
Biologically Significant Variant Comments
GluA4 exists as alternatively spliced ‘flip’ and ‘flop’ isoforms which differ with respect to a cassette of 35 amino acids in the extracellular loop between M3 and M4 [3,11]. Tetrameric receptors assembled from the ‘flip’ isoform enter the desensitized state more slowly, and recover more quickly, than those formed from the ‘flop’ isoform [4,9]. RNA editing (AGA->IGA) occurs at a codon for arginine (unedited), or glycine (edited) at a locus with the extracellular loop that immediately precedes the alternatively spliced ‘flip’ and ‘flop’ modules. Edited channels recover from desensitization at a faster rate than those that are unedited [6].

The human GluA4 subunit may exist as ‘short’ and ‘long’ splice variants that differ in their C terminal sequence [2,5].

References

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1. Fletcher EJ, Nutt SL, Hoo KH, Elliott CE, Korczak B, McWhinnie EA, Kamboj RK. (1995) Cloning, expression and pharmacological characterization of a human glutamate receptor: hGluR4. Recept. Channels, 3 (1): 21-31. [PMID:8589990]

2. Gallo V, Upson LM, Hayes WP, Vyklicky L, Winters CA, Buonanno A. (1992) Molecular cloning and development analysis of a new glutamate receptor subunit isoform in cerebellum. J. Neurosci., 12 (3): 1010-23. [PMID:1372042]

3. Keinänen K, Wisden W, Sommer B, Werner P, Herb A, Verdoorn TA, Sakmann B, Seeburg PH. (1990) A family of AMPA-selective glutamate receptors. Science, 249 (4968): 556-60. [PMID:2166337]

4. Koike M, Tsukada S, Tsuzuki K, Kijima H, Ozawa S. (2000) Regulation of kinetic properties of GluR2 AMPA receptor channels by alternative splicing. J. Neurosci., 20 (6): 2166-74. [PMID:10704491]

5. Köhler M, Kornau HC, Seeburg PH. (1994) The organization of the gene for the functionally dominant alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid receptor subunit GluR-B. J. Biol. Chem., 269 (26): 17367-70. [PMID:7545935]

6. Lomeli H, Mosbacher J, Melcher T, Höger T, Geiger JR, Kuner T, Monyer H, Higuchi M, Bach A, Seeburg PH. (1994) Control of kinetic properties of AMPA receptor channels by nuclear RNA editing. Science, 266 (5191): 1709-13. [PMID:7992055]

7. McNamara JO, Eubanks JH, McPherson JD, Wasmuth JJ, Evans GA, Heinemann SF. (1992) Chromosomal localization of human glutamate receptor genes. J. Neurosci., 12 (7): 2555-62. [PMID:1319477]

8. Miu P, Jarvie KR, Radhakrishnan V, Gates MR, Ogden A, Ornstein PL, Zarrinmayeh H, Ho K, Peters D, Grabell J et al.. (2001) Novel AMPA receptor potentiators LY392098 and LY404187: effects on recombinant human AMPA receptors in vitro. Neuropharmacology, 40 (8): 976-83. [PMID:11406188]

9. Mosbacher J, Schoepfer R, Monyer H, Burnashev N, Seeburg PH, Ruppersberg JP. (1994) A molecular determinant for submillisecond desensitization in glutamate receptors. Science, 266 (5187): 1059-62. [PMID:7973663]

10. Sakimura K, Morita T, Kushiya E, Mishina M. (1992) Primary structure and expression of the gamma 2 subunit of the glutamate receptor channel selective for kainate. Neuron, 8 (2): 267-74. [PMID:1310861]

11. Sommer B, Keinänen K, Verdoorn TA, Wisden W, Burnashev N, Herb A, Köhler M, Takagi T, Sakmann B, Seeburg PH. (1990) Flip and flop: a cell-specific functional switch in glutamate-operated channels of the CNS. Science, 249 (4976): 1580-5. [PMID:1699275]

12. Sommer B, Köhler M, Sprengel R, Seeburg PH. (1991) RNA editing in brain controls a determinant of ion flow in glutamate-gated channels. Cell, 67 (1): 11-9. [PMID:1717158]

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John A. Peters, Stephane Peineau, Graham L Collingridge, Robert J. Wenthold.
Ionotropic glutamate receptors: GluA4. Last modified on 15/07/2015. Accessed on 13/11/2018. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/ObjectDisplayForward?objectId=447.