Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology of the Calcium Channels

Abstract

The activity of voltage-operated calcium channels is of primary importance for integration of the signals conducted along neuronal processes and transsynaptic transmission of messages carried by them to other neurons. The structure and function of various types of calcium channels has been the object of numerous investigations, including those carried out for many years in our Institute. This lecture briefly summarizes the main data in this field, with special attention towards recent possibilities of specific pharmacological intervention into the activity of different types of calcium channels, which is of the highest importance for effective treatment of various abnormalities in the functioning of the nervous system.

DOI: 10.1023/A:1020725132392

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@article{Kostyuk2004MolecularPA, title={Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology of the Calcium Channels}, author={Platon Grigor’evich Kostyuk and Elena A Lukyanetz and Ya. M. Shuba}, journal={Neurophysiology}, year={2004}, volume={34}, pages={97-101} }