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On the role of ball and chain interactions in recovery from the inactivation of the shaker potassium channel

Cellular & Molecular Biology LettersAn International Journal200813:526

https://doi.org/10.2478/s11658-008-0018-5

Received: 1 October 2007

Accepted: 29 January 2008

Published: 10 May 2008

Abstract

We describe a new factor in the recovery from inactivation in the ball and chain model. We propose a model in which the tension from the chain may help pull the ball away from its binding site, reducing the duration of the inactivation period. A corresponding model was built and analysed.

Key words

Ion channelsInactivationRecovery from inactivationBall and chain model

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