Title: The pore of TRP channels: trivial or neglected?
Authors: Voets, Thomas ×
Nilius, Bernd #
Issue Date: May-2003
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Cell calcium vol:33 issue:5-6 pages:299-302
Abstract: Ultimate proof that a protein contributes to the pore of an ion channel is demonstrating that pore properties can be altered by mutations to the putative pore-forming region. To date this has only been achieved for a few TRP proteins, and only within the TRPV subfamily. The location and structure of the pore region and selectivity filter of most TRP proteins, including all members of the TRPM and TRPC subfamilies, is currently unknown. In this review we give a short overview of the limited current knowledge about TRP channel pores and argue that further study is needed, not only for a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying cation permeation, but also to establish that all members of the TRP superfamily indeed function as bona fide ion channels.
ISSN: 0143-4160
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physiology Section (-)
Laboratory of Ion Channel Research
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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