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Ion Channel Gating

"Ion Channel Gating" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The opening and closing of ion channels due to a stimulus. The stimulus can be a change in membrane potential (voltage-gated), drugs or chemical transmitters (ligand-gated), or a mechanical deformation. Gating is thought to involve conformational changes of the ion channel which alters selective permeability.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ion Channel Gating" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ion Channel Gating" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 394 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 1999 and 2010
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