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Voltage-Activated Ion Channels in Glial Cells

Michelle L. Olsen and Harald W. Sontheimer

in Neuroglia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195152227
eISBN:
9780199865024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter discusses voltage-activated ion channels in glial cells, including sodium channels, calcium channels, and potassium channels. Studies have proven that glial cells contain a large variety ... More


Molecular biology of voltage-dependent potassium and sodium channels

ROBERT L. BARCHI

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Excitation and conduction in axons depends on the time- and voltage-sensitive modulation of ionic conductances in the axon surface membrane. This chapter discusses the molecular biology of sodium and ... More


The assembly and targeting of potassium channels

Andrew Tinker

in Receptor and Ion-Channel Trafficking: Cell Biology of Ligand-Gated and Voltage-Sensitive Ion Channels

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632241
eISBN:
9780191724763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632241.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Potassium channels are one of the largest ion channel gene families. They are present in nearly all living organisms from bacteria through to man. There are a number of separate families of ... More


The Swinging Gate

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Newly appointed to the Rockefeller University in New York, Roderick MacKinnon embarks on X-ray diffraction studies, with the intention of eventually determining the 3-dimensional structure of ... More


Single-channel properties and gating of Na+ and K+ channels in the squid giant axon

Francisco Bezanilla and Ana M. Correa

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0090
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter describes patch clamp recordings made from the inner membrane surface of the cut-open squid giant axon, allowing examination of macroscopic ionic currents, gating currents, and single ... More


Charge-movement components in skeletal muscle

Christopher L-H. Huang

in Intramembrane Charge Movements in Striated Muscle

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198577492
eISBN:
9780191724190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198577492.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter outlines an empirical resolution of charge movements into a number of individual components. Many independent procedures have been used to demonstrate various charge-movement components ... More


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