Steadying influence for neurons identified.

  title={Steadying influence for neurons identified.},
  author={Marcia Barinaga},
  volume={282 5395},
On page 1890, researchers report that they have identified the two proteins that together make up the M-channel, a channel with a major influence on neuronal excitability that has remained mysterious until now. The work is being heralded partly because it will help researchers understand how neural excitation is controlled and partly because the M-channel may be a key target for drug development. Defects in genes encoding the channel proteins are known to cause a form of epilepsy, and M… CONTINUE READING

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