Effect of Na+ Flow on Cd2+ Block of Tetrodotoxin-resistant Na+ Channels


Tetrodotoxin-resistant (TTX-R) Na(+) channels are 1,000-fold less sensitive to TTX than TTX-sensitive (TTX-S) Na(+) channels. On the other hand, TTX-R channels are much more susceptible to external Cd(2+) block than TTX-S channels. A cysteine (or serine) residue situated just next to the aspartate residue of the presumable selectivity filter "DEKA" ring of… (More)


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