Description

This book is the first to focus on potassium ion channels and covers the recent remarkable progress made in research on these proteins. Many diseases are caused by the abnormalities of potassium ion channels. They include diabetes mellitus, life-threatening hereditary cardiac arrhythmia, epilepsy, neural degeneration, and renal hypertension. Written by leading scientists in the field, this volume offers readers a comprehensive update of this field in the understanding of the genes, molecular structure, function and diseases of potassium ion channels.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* The first comprehensive volume on potassium ion channels in all aspects of genes, molecular structure, function, and diseases * Completely up-to-date information * Written by leading scientists in the field

Readership

Graduate students and academic researchers in physiology, pharmacology, and cell biology departments.

Table of Contents

Voltage-Dependent Potassium Channels. Inward-Rectifying Potassium Channels. G-Protein-Gated Potassium Channels. ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channels. Other Inwardly-Rectifying Potassium Channels.

Details

No. of pages:
492
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1999
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780121533465
Electronic ISBN:
9780080585178

Reviews

@qu:"...provides an excellent synopsis of the latest developments in the understanding at the molecular level of various K+ channel classes that are increasingly being examined as therapeutic targets." @source:—Murali Gopalakrishnan in JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY (2000)