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November 01, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 19)

Emerging Technologies for Ion Channels

Tansmembrane Proteins Offer Significant Therapeutic Opportunities

  • Fifteen of the top-100 best-selling drugs target ion channels, and ion channel function is implicated in a large number of diseases as disparate as Alzheimer's, epilepsy, heart disease, neuromuscular disease, and even cancer. Ion channels also represent a significant class of emerging therapeutic opportunities. Being transmembrane proteins, ion ...

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