Special Issue "Modulation of Ion Channels"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 2016
Interests: ion channel physiology; ion channel pharmacology; ion channel biophysics; electrophysiology
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Ion channels play a pivotal role in dictating physiological functions of cells or tissues. The passage of ions such as calcium, potassium, sodium and chloride etc across the impermeable lipid cell membrane controls many cellular processes including cell swelling, cell contraction, nutrient transport, hormone or insulin release, pain signal transmission and so on. Disruption of normal ion channel functions resulting from either a mutation in the gene encoding ion channel or its regulatory proteins or change of membrane lipid environment could cause a multitude of diseases (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, diarrhea, long QT syndrome, epilepsy and cystic fibrosis). Therefore, It is important to understand the fundamental questions on ion channels and develop new tools and techniques for ion channels.
In this special issue, we are dedicated to publishing high-quality papers (either research papers or review papers) covering a wide of range of ion channel topics. In addtion to reporting innovative techniques for ion channel research and new pharmacological knowledge of ion channels, we will highlight novel regulations of ion channels and their roles at all levels. The papers studying structure-function relationship, biophysical characterisation, physiological or pathophysiological roles, pharmacology and new tools of ion channels are all welcomed for this special issue.
Dr. Jian Shi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ion channel structure
- ion channel functions
- ion channel pharmacology
- ion channel and diseases
- innovative techniques for ion channel research