ion channel

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ion channel

[′ī‚än ¦chan·əl]
(biophysics)
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Not surprisingly, protons do not cross cell membranes; they must be transported across the membrane through special proteins like ion channels.
The company will use voltage-gated ion channel field to tackle a different subtype of potassium channel, which has been implicated in Alzheimer's disease and potentially other dementias, through regulation of synapse function.
4mV are the equilibrium potential of sodium, potassium and leakage ion channels, respectively.
Understanding more about how these ion channels operate sheds light not only on the basic science of animal and plant cells, but also on the pathological alterations that cause disease, helping researchers develop effective new medications.
Sreelatha explains that ion channels are pores in the membranes of cells or of organelles within cells that allow regulated passage of small molecules or ions across membranes.
Research from the University of Bristol, has identified a particular ion channel present exclusively in these C-fiber nociceptors.
of Argentina) draw together 13 chapters that explore the role of cholesterol in the regulation of ion channels and receptors, including its pathological effects.
In nerve cells, ion channels work with extreme precision: Sodium channels open for a fraction of a second to allow just enough sodium in to trigger a nerve impulse.
The M2 ion channel is a validated drug target for all strains of influenza, including the most dangerous H5N1 pandemic strains.
Stromectol joins with glutamatergic chloride ion channels, increasing the permeability of the cell membrane to chloride ions which kills parasites.
With the optical switch in place, researchers could use focused light signals to open ion channels in specific areas of brain tissue, a potentially powerful technique for determining how neuronal networks function, Isacoff says.
The receivers consisted of ion channels - proteins that act as gateways for electrically charged particles.