Endothelial progenitor cells functionally express inward rectifier potassium channels.

@article{Jang2011EndothelialPC,
  title={Endothelial progenitor cells functionally express inward rectifier potassium channels.},
  author={Sung-Soo Jang and Jonghanne Park and Sung Won Hur and Yun Hwa Hong and Jin Hur and Jong Hee Chae and Seung K. Kim and Jun Kim and Hyo‐Soo Kim and Sang Jeong Kim},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Cell physiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={301 1},
  pages={
          C150-61
        }
}
Since the first isolation of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) from human peripheral blood in 1997, many researchers have conducted studies to understand the characteristics and therapeutic effects of EPCs in vascular disease models. Nevertheless, the electrophysiological properties of EPCs have yet to be clearly elucidated. The inward rectifier potassium channel (Kir) performs a major role in controlling the membrane potential and cellular events. Here, via the whole cell patch-clamp… 

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