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June 15, 2010 (Vol. 30, No. 12)

Ion Channels Open Doors to New Drugs

Increased R&D Efforts Are Overcoming Obstacles and Showing Potential

  • Ion channels make good drug targets—they reside on the cell surface and are fast switching mechanisms. They act like cell transistors, controlling many cell processes. There are close to 500 types of ion channels, yet many remain undiscovered. This was mainly attributed to technology restraints, however, with the recent ...

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