Sodium, Calcium and Potassium Channels
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Heinemann, S. H. 2001. Sodium, Calcium and Potassium Channels. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Sodium, calcium and potassium channels form the basis for the electrical excitability of various cell types. They are membrane proteins which harbour voltage-gated pores providing selective permeation pathways for Na+, Ca2+ and K+ ions, respectively.
- voltage-dependent gating;
- ion selectivity;
- gene family;
- ion current