Glutamate-Gated Chloride Channel

The glutamate-gated chloride channels are ion channels that are found in certain cells, such as invertebrate neurons and muscle cells. They are activated by the neurotransmitter glutamate, which causes the channels to open and allows negatively charged chloride ions to flow into the cell.

The opening of the glutamate-gated chloride channels leads to a hyperpolarization of the cell membrane, which reduces the likelihood that the cell will generate an action potential, or electrical impulse. This can have inhibitory effects on the activity of the cell and can help to regulate neuronal and muscle excitability.

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