Molecular biology of voltage-dependent potassium and sodium channels

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Excitation and conduction in axons depends on the time-and voltage-sensitive modulation of ionic conductances in the axon surface membrane. This chapter discusses the molecular biology of sodium and potassium ion channels, and the relationships between structure and function that characterize this family of related voltage-dependent ion channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Axon
Subtitle of host publicationStructure, Function and Pathophysiology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865802
ISBN (Print)9780195082937
StatePublished - May 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)


  • Conductances
  • Potassium ion channels
  • Sodium ion channels
  • Voltage-dependent ion channels

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