cation

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a positively charged ion

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Inhibition of erythrocyte cation channels by erythropoietin.
The Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channel family comprises a novel group of non-selective cation channels that are distinct from classical sodium, calcium or potassium voltage-gated channels and provide the potential to develop selective and safer ion channel drugs.
In guinea-pig ileum the contraction elicited by high potassium is due to influx of extracellular calcium into the muscle cell via voltage-dependent calcium channels (Bolton, 1979), and was completely inhibited by diltiazem, whereas ACh-induced responses may instead involve activation of non-selective cation channels (Chen et al.
The TRPV channel family comprises a novel group of non-selective cation channels distinct from classical voltage gated ion channels which are crucial for conducting pain impulses from the periphery to the central nervous system as well as for regulating local inflammation.
Hydra is investigating TRPA1 as part of its Ion Channel Program, its leading research and development effort focused on the Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) family of novel non-selective cation channels.