Recent Examples of ion channel from the Web
The respiratory muscles probably have about a hundred different ion channels that are ultimately responsible for normal contraction and relaxation of respiratory muscles.
Both could disable gated ion channels embedded in the membranes that control electrical impulses in nerves.
The temperature-sensitive ion channels are called TRPV1 and TRPV4.
The researchers discovered that two members of a class of ion channels that can sense a change in temperature were present in neural crest cells from chickens and mice.
Through experimentation, Liu and Benner discovered that the ion channels of these crest cells were sensitive to temperature.
The ion channels in their neurons, which these venom toxins target, have mutated so the toxin is ineffective.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ion channel.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
medical Definition of ion channel
- Researchers now know that not only do all cells, including nerve cells, have ion channels through which substances such as sodium and calcium move in and out, but that particular subtypes of sodium channels govern the transmission of pain.
- —Judy Foreman, The Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2003
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up ion channel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).