Zinc ions are widely distributed in the central nervous system. Zinc ions are released from neurons in a calcium-dependent manner. In recent years abundant evidence indicates that zinc ions modulate not only the release of transmitters, but also the voltage- and ligand (excitatory and inhibitory amino acids)-gated channels, suggesting that these ions may serve as an important endogenous neuromodulator.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Sheng li ke xue jin zhan [Progress in physiology]|
|State||Published - Jul 2001|
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