Roles and Regulation of Renal K Channels.

  title={Roles and Regulation of Renal K Channels.},
  author={Paul A Welling},
  journal={Annual review of physiology},
More than two dozen types of potassium channels, with different biophysical and regulatory properties, are expressed in the kidney, influencing renal function in many important ways. Recently, a confluence of discoveries in areas from human genetics to physiology, cell biology, and biophysics has cast light on the special function of five different potassium channels in the distal nephron, encoded by the genes KCNJ1, KCNJ10, KCNJ16, KCNMA1, and KCNN3. Research aimed at understanding how these… CONTINUE READING