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Sci. STKE, 21 November 2000
Vol. 2000, Issue 59, p. pe1
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.2000.59.pe1]

PERSPECTIVES

Coregulation of Ion Channels by Neurosteroids and Phosphorylation

Jeffrey Tasker

The author is in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA. E-mail: tasker{at}tulane.edu

Abstract: This Perspective by Tasker is one of two discussing the regulation of ion channels by neurosteroids. Neurosteroids are steroids synthesized in the brain that act as allosteric modulators of ion-channel activity. The dual regulation of {gamma}-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptors and voltage-gated calcium channels by phosphorylation and neurosteroids is the focus of this Perspective.

Citation: J. Tasker, Coregulation of Ion Channels by Neurosteroids and Phosphorylation. Sci. STKE 2000, pe1 (2000).

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