Dynamic roles of ion currents in early development

@article{Tosti2010DynamicRO,
  title={Dynamic roles of ion currents in early development},
  author={Elisabetta Tosti},
  journal={Molecular Reproduction and Development},
  year={2010},
  volume={77}
}
  • E. Tosti
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Reproduction and Development
Excitable cells have the capacity to modify their electrical properties in response to different stimuli. This specific feature is due to a flux of ion currents that flow via ion channels in the plasma membrane. In all species so far studied, ion channels are proteins expressed in the zygote and in the blastomeres of the developing embryo, and their activity is subject to dynamic changes throughout the early cleavage stages. Although these complex patterns imply that ion currents play a role in… Expand
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