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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.

2011-07-14 15:17:23

The human genome encodes 243 voltage-gated ion channels.

2011-06-30 18:18:41

If you think nicotine receptors are only important to smokers trying to kick the tobacco habit, think again.

2011-06-29 13:01:42

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have identified a surprising new molecular pathway in skin cells that is involved in wound-healing and sensory communication.

2011-06-16 13:21:10

Structural biologists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have obtained a precise molecular map of the binding site for an allosteric inhibitor in a subtype of the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor, which is commonly expressed in brain cells.

2011-06-16 07:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeurogesX, Inc.

2011-04-28 07:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeurogesX, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGSX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies, today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S.

2011-04-27 13:24:11

Pain researchers from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Center have discovered that resiniferatoxin, a drug that has shown early promise as an option for chronic, severe pain sufferers, may decrease the body's ability to fight off bacterial infections, particularly sepsis.

2011-04-26 23:32:16

Structural biologists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in collaboration with colleagues at Emory University have determined the molecular structure of a key portion, or subunit, of a receptor type commonly expressed in brain cells.

2011-04-25 14:52:06

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


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