Ionotropic glutamater receptor nomenclature

Over the years there have been many different nomenclature schemes for the ionotropic glutamate receptors. The following table gives the new (and final) nomenclature, agreed in Paris in 2008 by the IUHPAR (International Union of basic and clinical pharmacology).

NMDA ReceptorsAMPA ReceptorsKainate ReceptorsDelta Receptors
NR1 = GluN1
NR2A = GluN2A
NR2B = GluN2B
NR2C = GluN2C
NR2D = GluN2D
NR3A = GluN3A
NR3B = GluN3B
GluRA = GluR1 = GluA1
GluRB = GluR2 = GluA2
GluRC = GluR3 = GluA3
GluRD = GluR4 = GluA4

GluR5 = GLUK5 = GluK1
GluR6 = GLUK6 = GluK2
GluR7 = GLUK7 = GluK3
KA1 = GLUK1 = GluK4
KA2 = GLUK2 = GluK5
δ1 = GluD1
δ2 = GluD2