Participating entity that binds to a specific physical entity and initiates the response to that physical entity.The original concept of the receptor was introduced independently at the end of the 19th century by John Newport Langley (1852-1925) and Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915). Langley JN.On the reaction of cells and of nerve-endings to certain poisons, chiefly as regards the reaction of striated muscle to nicotine and to curari. J Physiol. 1905 Dec 30;33(4-5):374-413.
Created on November 10 2006 by Nicolas Le Novere
- SBO:0000241 functional entity (is a)
Date of creation: 10 November 2006, 14:42
Date of last modification: 04 December 2013, 16:44