A Latin American perspective on ion channels

Ana Belén Elgoyhen, Carlos Barajas-López

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Ion channels, both ligand- And voltage-gated, play fundamental roles in many physiologic processes. Alteration in ion channel function underlies numerous pathologies, including hypertension, diabetes, chronic pain, epilepsy, certain cancers, and neuromuscular diseases. In addition, an increasing number of inherited and de novo ion channel mutations have been shown to contribute to disease states. Ion channels are thus a major class of pharmacotherapeutic targets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-287
Number of pages2
JournalMolecular Pharmacology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology

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