A S Kularatna

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Few experimental data illuminate the relationship between the molecular structures that mediate ion conduction through voltage-dependent ion channels and the structures responsible for sensing transmembrane voltage and controlling gating. To fill this void, we have used a strongly cationic, mutated mu-conotoxin peptide, which only partially blocks current(More)
Calcium ions, applied internally, externally, or symmetrically, have been used in conjunction with rate-theory modeling to explore the energy profile of the ion-conducting pore of sodium channels. The block, by extracellular and/or intracellular calcium, of sodium ion conduction through single, batrachotoxin-activated sodium channels from rat brain was(More)
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