Figure 11-21. The gating of ion channels.

Figure 11-21The gating of ion channels

This drawing shows different kinds of stimuli that open ion channels. Mechanically gated channels often have cytoplasmic extensions that link the channel to the cytoskeleton (not shown).

From: Ion Channels and the Electrical Properties of Membranes

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