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What does KAR stand for?

KAR stands for Kainate Receptor (neuroscience)

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There are three families of glutamate-gated ion channels, named for the compounds that were used to initially identify these channels: (1) the A-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, (2) the [alpha]-amino-3-hydroxyl-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionate (AMPA) receptor, and (3) the kainate receptor (AMPA and kainate receptors are collectively known as non-NMDA receptors).
The simple classification of receptors as ionotropic or metabotropic also is beginning to blur as reports accumulate that, for example, activation of ionotropic kainate receptors may also produce a second-messenger cascade.