voltage gated ion channelmedical dictionary

<physiology> A transmembrane ion channel whose permeability to ions is extremely sensitive to the transmembrane potential difference. These channels are essential for neuronal signal transmission and for intracellular signal transduction.

See: sodium channel.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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