Definitions for ion channels
May refer to either multiple ion channel classes or to multiple members of a single class.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Gated, ion-selective glycoproteins that traverse membranes. The stimulus for channel gating can be a membrane potential, drug, transmitter, cytoplasmic messenger, or a mechanical deformation. Ion channels which are integral parts of ionotropic neurotransmitter receptors are not included.
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