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By Frances M. Ashcroft

Ion channels are membrane proteins that act as gated pathways for the stream of ions throughout phone membranes. They play crucial roles within the body structure of all cells. in recent times, an ever-increasing variety of human and animal ailments were came upon to consequence from defects in ion channel functionality. every one of these ailments come up from mutations within the genes encoding ion channel proteins, and they're now often called the channelopathies.

Ion Channels and Disease offers an informative and up to date account of our current realizing of ion channels and the molecular foundation of ion channel ailments. It incorporates a simple advent to the appropriate facets of molecular biology and biophysics and a short description of the important tools used to check channelopathies. for every channel, the connection among its molecular constitution and its practical homes is mentioned and ways that genetic mutations produce the affliction phenotype are considered.

This e-book is meant for examine staff and clinicians, in addition to graduates and complicated undergraduates. The textual content is obvious and vigorous and assumes little wisdom, but it takes the reader to frontiers of what's presently recognized approximately this most fun and medically vital quarter of physiology.

  • Introduces the correct facets of molecular biology and biophysics
  • Describes the important equipment used to check channelopathies
  • Considers unmarried periods of ion channels with summaries of the physiological position, subunit composition, molecular constitution and chromosomal situation, plus the connection among channel constitution and function
  • Looks at these illnesses linked to faulty channel buildings and rules, together with mutations affecting channel functionality and to what volume this variation in channel functionality can account for the scientific phenotype

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