Adenosine 5'-triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels.
This review has focused on the properties of the ATP-sensitive K-channel found in cardiac and skeletal muscle, and in pancreatic beta-cells. It is conceivable that this channel will be found in other cell types. In particular, it would be worthwhile looking for its presence in those cells in which electrical activity is linked to metabolism, glucose concentration, or oxygen levels. Obvious examples are the glucoreceptor neurons of mammalian brain and chemoreceptors such as those of the caroti...Expand abstract
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