voltage-gated channels

voltage-gated channels

Protein channels in cell membranes that open or close under the influence of changes in the electrical charge on the membrane.
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2+] required for exocytosis may enter the cnidocyte by way of the voltage-gated channels that underlie the action potential in these cells (Anderson and McKay, 1987; Brinkmann et al.
Neuropeptides are released from neurons through a process that -- like other secretory events -- is triggered primarily by the influx of calcium into the neuron through voltage-gated channels.
Because the amino acid makeup of the bacterial potassium channel is similar to that of other voltage-gated channels, especially in the paddle regions, it's likely that all such channels operate in the same way, predicts MacKinnon.
The Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channel family comprises a novel group of non-selective cation channels that are distinct from classical sodium, calcium or potassium voltage-gated channels and provide the potential to develop selective and safer ion channel drugs.

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