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Marine Toxins Targeting Ion Channels
(Molecular Diversity Preservation International, 2006-04)
This introductory minireview points out the importance of ion channels for cell communication. The basic concepts on the structure and function of ion channels triggered by membrane voltage changes, the so-called voltage-gated ...
Fatty acid regulation of voltage- and ligand-gated ion channel function
(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2016-11-28)
Free fatty acids (FFA) are essential components of the cell, where they play a key role in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, and most particularly in cell membranes, where they are central actors in shaping the physicochemical ...
Structure and function of channels and channelogs as studied by computational chemistry
Probing the pore size of the hemocyanin channel
We have studied single-channel conductance for different monovalent cations and streaming potentials caused by osmotic gradients of non-electrolytes in hemocyanin-treated membranes. We have found that the smaller ion, which ...
Acid-sensing ion channels and transient-receptor potential ion channels in zebrafish taste buds
Sensory information from the environment is required for life and survival, and it is detected by specialized cells which togethermakeup the sensory system. The fish sensory system includes specialized organs that are ...
Oxidative stress-modulated TRPM ion channels in cell dysfunction and pathological conditions in humans
The transient receptor potential melastatin (TRPM) protein family is an extensive group of ion channels expressed in several types of mammalian cells. Many studies have shown that these channels are crucial for performing ...
A chloride channel from human placenta reconstituted into giant liposomes
(Mosby-Year book, 1995)
OBJECTIVE: Ion channels play important roles in epithelial transport, but they are difficult to access for conventional electrophysiologic studies in intact placenta. The purpose of this work was to explore the suitability ...
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) 2 and 4.2 are expressed in the retina of the adult zebrafish
(Springer Verlag, 2015)