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2011-07-14 15:21:50

BK channels (large-conductance, Ca2+-dependent K+ channels) are essential for the regulation of important biological processes such as smooth muscle tone and neuronal excitability.

2011-04-25 14:52:06

The latest Perspectives in General Physiology series examines the ion selectivity of cation-selective channels and transporters.

2011-02-01 17:39:18

Those who believe in UFOs (unidentified flying objects) and extraterrestrial life frequently tell us, "We are not alone."

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2010-12-15 07:46:02

They say it's the little things that count, and that certainly holds true for the channels in transmembrane proteins, which are small enough to allow ions or molecules of a certain size to pass through, while keeping out larger objects.

2010-12-02 06:00:00

MIDLAND, Texas, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dawson Geophysical Company (Nasdaq: DWSN) (the "Company"), today announced that it has placed an order with OYO Geospace for 10,000 single-channel OYO GSR units.

2010-08-09 07:58:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, August 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Tel Aviv University (TAU) elucidates the way in which toxic, yet essential, copper ions enter human cells.

2010-05-28 13:25:14

A Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has discovered a new interaction between a cell signaling system and a specific gene that may be the cause of B-cell lymphoma.

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2009-12-02 11:14:07

Before one of your muscles can twitch, before the thought telling it to flex can race down your nerve, a tiny floodgate of sorts—called an ion channel—must open in the surface of each cell in these organs to let in the chemical signals that spur the cell to action.

2009-11-17 13:44:32

The December 2009 issue of the Journal of General Physiology (JGP) contains a paper by Christopher Ahern (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and colleagues that explores pore mutation effects in Shaker and other K+ channels using in vivo nonsense suppression technology.

2009-09-08 09:59:48

British scientists have uncovered new details about how the cells in our bodies communicate with each other and their environment: findings that are of fundamental importance to human biology.


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