Metal ion effects on ion channel gating.


Metal ions affect ion channels either by blocking the current or by modifying the gating. In the present review we analyse the effects on the gating of voltage-gated channels. We show that the effects can be understood in terms of three main mechanisms. Mechanism A assumes screening of fixed surface charges. Mechanism B assumes binding to fixed charges and… (More)


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@article{Elinder2003MetalIE, title={Metal ion effects on ion channel gating.}, author={Fredrik Elinder and Peter {\AA}rhem}, journal={Quarterly reviews of biophysics}, year={2003}, volume={36 4}, pages={373-427} }