Chapter 16. Ion Channels and Signal Transduction

  1. Gerhard Krauss

Published Online: 17 DEC 2001

DOI: 10.1002/3527600051.ch16

Biochemistry of Signal Transduction and Regulation, Second Edition

Biochemistry of Signal Transduction and Regulation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Krauss, G. (2001) Ion Channels and Signal Transduction, in Biochemistry of Signal Transduction and Regulation, Second Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527600051.ch16

Author Information

  1. Laboratorium für Biochemie, Universität Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2001
  2. Published Print: 17 JUL 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527303786

Online ISBN: 9783527600052

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Keywords:

  • neuronal communication;
  • voltage-gated ion channels;
  • ion passage;
  • ligand-gated ion channels;
  • neurotransmitters;
  • NMDA receptor;
  • nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

Summary

  • Principles of neuronal communication

  • Membrane potential and electrical communication

  • Structure and function of voltage-gated ion channels

    • Principles of regulation of ion channels

    • Characteristics of voltage-gated ion channels

    • Structure of voltage-gated ion channels

    • Structural basis of ion channel function

    • Voltage-dependent activation

    • Ion passage and pore walls

    • Inactivation of voltage-gated ion channels

  • Ligand-gated ion channels

    • Neurotransmitters and mechanisms of ligand-gated opening of ion channels

    • Neurotransmitter-controlled receptors with intrinsic ion channel function