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Ion Channels: From Structure to Function

James Kew and Ceri Davies

Abstract

Ion channels are intimately involved in the everyday physiological functions that enable us to live a full and varied life. When disease strikes, malfunction of ion channels or their dependent processes is often involved, either as the cause or effect of the illness. Thus, billions of dollars have been, and still are being, invested in research to understand the physiological and pathophysiological functions of ion channels in an attempt to develop novel therapeutic treatments for a wide range of diseases. This book provides a comprehensive overview of ion-channel structure and function. It co ... More

Keywords: ion channels, physiological functions, disease, therapeutic treatments, biophysical characterization, ligands, physiology, biophysics, localization, pharmacology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199296750
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296750.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Kew, editor
Director, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Schizophrenia & Cognitive Disorders Discovery Performance Unit, Neurosciences CEDD, GlaxoSmithKline, New Frontiers Science Park, Harlow, U.K.

Ceri Davies, editor
Mood and Anxiety Doisorders Discovery Performance Unit, Neurosciences CEDD, GlaxoSmithKline, Medicines Research Center, Via A Fleming, Verona, Italy

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