Ion Channels

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


Sodium Channel Potassium Channel Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Transmembrane Segment Membrane Voltage 
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References and Further Reading

General References

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Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel

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Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels

  1. Caterall WA [2000]. From ionic currents to molecular mechanisms: The structure and function of voltage-gated sodium channels. Neuron, 26: 13–25.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Voltage-Gated Anion (Chloride) Channels

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Acetylcholine Receptor Ion Channels

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Glutamate Receptor Ion Channels

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