Potassium leak channels and the KCNK family of two-p-domain subunits

@article{Goldstein2001PotassiumLC,
  title={Potassium leak channels and the KCNK family of two-p-domain subunits},
  author={S. A. Goldstein and D. Bockenhauer and I. O'Kelly and N. Zilberberg},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={2},
  pages={175-184}
}
  • S. A. Goldstein, D. Bockenhauer, +1 author N. Zilberberg
  • Published 2001
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • With a bang, a new family of potassium channels has exploded into view. Although KCNK channels were discovered only five years ago, they already outnumber other channel types. KCNK channels are easy to identify because of their unique structure — they possess two pore-forming domains in each subunit. The new channels function in a most remarkable fashion: they are highly regulated, potassium-selective leak channels. Although leak currents are fundamental to the function of nerves and muscles… CONTINUE READING
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