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Pharmacol Rev. 2003 Dec;55(4):583-6.

International Union of Pharmacology. XLI. Compendium of voltage-gated ion channels: potassium channels.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA.


This summary article presents an overview of the molecular relationships among the voltage-gated potassium channels and a standard nomenclature for them, which is derived from the IUPHAR Compendium of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels. The complete Compendium, including data tables for each member of the potassium channel family can be found at

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