Big Potassium (BK) ion channels in biology, disease and possible targets for cancer immunotherapy.

@article{Ge2014BigP,
  title={Big Potassium (BK) ion channels in biology, disease and possible targets for cancer immunotherapy.},
  author={Lisheng Ge and Neil T. Hoa and Zechariah Wilson and Gabriel J Arismendi-Morillo and X Kong and Rajeev B. Tajhya and Christine Beeton and Martin R. Jadus},
  journal={International immunopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          427-43
        }
}
The Big Potassium (BK) ion channel is commonly known by a variety of names (Maxi-K, KCNMA1, slo, stretch-activated potassium channel, KCa1.1). Each name reflects a different physical property displayed by this single ion channel. This transmembrane channel is found on nearly every cell type of the body and has its own distinctive roles for that tissue type. The BKα channel contains the pore that releases potassium ions from intracellular stores. This ion channel is found on the cell membrane… CONTINUE READING
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