KCNQ5 channels control resting properties and release probability of a synapse

@inproceedings{Huang2011KCNQ5CC,
  title={KCNQ5 channels control resting properties and release probability of a synapse},
  author={Hai Huang and Laurence O Trussell},
  booktitle={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2011}
}
Little is known about which ion channels determine the resting electrical properties of presynaptic membranes. In recordings made from the rat calyx of Held, a giant mammalian terminal, we found resting potential to be controlled by KCNQ (Kv7) K+ channels, most probably KCNQ5 (Kv7.5) homomers. Unlike most KCNQ channels, which are activated only by… CONTINUE READING