Yifat Segal-Hayoun

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Pain is a physiological state promoting protective responses to harmful episodes. However, pain can become pathophysiological and become a chronic disruptive condition, damaging quality of life. The mammalian K(2P)2.1 (KCNK2, TREK-1) channel, expressed in sensory neurons of the dorsal root ganglia, was previously identified as a polymodal molecular sensor(More)
The activity of background K(2P) channels adjusts the resting membrane potential to enable plasticity of excitable cells. Here we have studied the regulation of neuronal K(2P)2.1 (KCNK2, TREK-1) channel activity by resting membrane potential. When heterologously expressed, K(2P)2.1 currents gradually increased at hyperpolarizing potentials and declined at(More)
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