Structures and mechanisms in chloride channels

Tsung-Yu Chen, M. F. Tsai, T. C. Hwang

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Abstract

Chloride (Cl-) channels are membrane proteins that consist of Cl- permeation pores capable of transporting Cl- ions across lipid membranes. In doing so, they play many important roles in maintaining the physiological functions of various cells, and malfunction of these membrane proteins leads to a variety of hereditary diseases, such as epilepsy, myotonia, and cystic fibrosis. Various types of Cl- channels have been identified with different structures and functions. This chapter discusses the structures and mechanisms of two specific types of Cl- channels - CLC Cl- channels and CFTR Cl- channels. Because homologous molecules of these two types of Cl- channels can function as transporters, the transporter mechanisms related to the functions of Cl- channels are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComprehensive Biophysics
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages142-176
Number of pages35
Volume6
ISBN (Print)9780080957180
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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Chloride Channels
Membrane Proteins
Myotonia
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Membrane Lipids
Cystic Fibrosis
Epilepsy
Ions
Permeation
Chlorides
Molecules

Keywords

  • ABC transporters
  • ATP
  • CFTR
  • CLC family
  • Gating
  • Membrane transport
  • Permeation
  • Phosphorylation
  • Structure and function
  • Voltage dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Chen, T-Y., Tsai, M. F., & Hwang, T. C. (2012). Structures and mechanisms in chloride channels. In Comprehensive Biophysics (Vol. 6, pp. 142-176). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374920-8.00619-6

Structures and mechanisms in chloride channels. / Chen, Tsung-Yu; Tsai, M. F.; Hwang, T. C.

Comprehensive Biophysics. Vol. 6 Elsevier Inc., 2012. p. 142-176.

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Chen, T-Y, Tsai, MF & Hwang, TC 2012, Structures and mechanisms in chloride channels. in Comprehensive Biophysics. vol. 6, Elsevier Inc., pp. 142-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374920-8.00619-6
Chen T-Y, Tsai MF, Hwang TC. Structures and mechanisms in chloride channels. In Comprehensive Biophysics. Vol. 6. Elsevier Inc. 2012. p. 142-176 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374920-8.00619-6
Chen, Tsung-Yu ; Tsai, M. F. ; Hwang, T. C. / Structures and mechanisms in chloride channels. Comprehensive Biophysics. Vol. 6 Elsevier Inc., 2012. pp. 142-176
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