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Chloride ion channels and transporters: from curiosities of nature and source of human disease to drug targets

20 August 2013 | By Jonathan D. Lippiat, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds

Early in their undergraduate education, the student is introduced to various types of integral membrane protein: receptors, adhesion proteins, ion channels, ion pumps and ion transporters. As they progress through their studies, they find out that discrete gene families and protein structures are responsible for these different protein classes and…