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Ion channels and disease

Frances M. Ashcroft

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0404

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Ion channels and disease

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Ion channels are membrane proteins that act as gated pathways for the movement of ions across cell membranes. They are found in both surface and intracellular membranes, and play essential roles in the physiology of all cell types. An ever-increasing number of human diseases are found to be caused by defects in ion channel function. Ion channel diseases may arise in a number of different ways:...

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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