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Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1999 Aug;11(4):503-8.

Inwardly rectifying potassium channels.

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University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT, UK.

Abstract

Inwardly rectifying potassium (Kir) channels regulate the resting membrane potential of the cell and thereby modulate the electrical activity of cardiac and neuronal cells, insulin secretion and epithelial K(+) transport. Considerable progress in understanding the molecular structure of Kir channels and the way in which they are regulated by extracellular and intracellular modulators has been made during the past year.

PMID:
10449331
DOI:
10.1016/S0955-0674(99)80073-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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