6. Differential Contribution of BK Subunits to Nongenomic Regulation of Channel Function by Steroids

  1. Irena Levitan2 and
  2. Francisco J. Barrantes3
  1. Alex M. Dopico,
  2. Anna N. Bukiya and
  3. Aditya K. Singh

Published Online: 22 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342312.ch6

Cholesterol Regulation of Ion Channels and Receptors

Cholesterol Regulation of Ion Channels and Receptors

How to Cite

Dopico, A. M., Bukiya, A. N. and Singh, A. K. (2012) Differential Contribution of BK Subunits to Nongenomic Regulation of Channel Function by Steroids, in Cholesterol Regulation of Ion Channels and Receptors (eds I. Levitan and F. J. Barrantes), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118342312.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

  2. 3

    Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Aires, Argentina

Author Information

  1. Department of Pharmacology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874325

Online ISBN: 9781118342312

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Keywords:

  • BK differential contribution, channel function by steroid nongenomic regulation;
  • BK channels and steroids, cell Ca2+ homeostasis with membrane excitability;
  • cholesterol modulation of BK, addressing mechanisms of human diseases;
  • SAR, and cholesterol inhibition of BK, gating modification by steroid;
  • BK modulation in a lipid, decrease/increase in BK activity (Po) by steroids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • BK Channels and Steroids

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References