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Merck Research Laboratories - Articles and news items

Critical success

Issue 2 2006, Past issues / 24 March 2006 / Maria L. Garcia and Gregory J. Kaczorowski,Department of Ion Channels, Merck Research Laboratories

The extensive amount of knowledge accumulated over the last few years on the physiological importance of ion channels and, consequently, the broad expectation that drugs which modify the activity of these proteins could have therapeutic benefit, has triggered resurgence in the study of ion channels in both academic and pharmaceutical institutions.

The road ahead and how to get there

Issue 3 2005, Past issues / 22 August 2005 / James Herrington and Owen B. McManus, Department of Ion Channels, Laszlo Kiss, Pain Research, Merck Research Laboratories

Ion channels are membrane spanning proteins with narrow hydrophilic pores that support the passive flux of inorganic ions across the cell membrane.

 

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