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Inpharma Weekly

, Volume 987, Issue 1, pp 3–4 | Cite as

Poring over receptor-activated calcium channels

  • Jo Barnes
Newsletter Article

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Researchers believe that they may now be close to determining the structure of receptor-activated calcium channels (RACCs) that occur in cells throughout the body. This information could be used to develop specific RACC inhibitors with therapeutic potential in diseases in which excess calcium ion [Ca] influx is thought to be involved. In particular, new agents for use in hypertension, cancer and inflammatory diseases, may be on the horizon. Inpharma ® spoke to Professor Greg Barritt from Adelaide Flinders University, Australia about his research into RACCs and his predictions for future discoveries.

Keywords

Gadolinium Terbium Trivalent Cation Intracellular Calcium Store Activate Calcium Channel 
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© Adis International Ltd 1995

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  • Jo Barnes

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