Kinetic properties of voltage gated Na channel (Nayak and Sikdar 2007)

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Here we illustrate novel non-linear properties of voltage gated Na+ channel induced by sustained membrane depolarization. In cell-attached patch clamp recordings of rNav1.2 channels expressed in CHO cells, we found complex non-linear changes in the molecular kinetic properties, including channel dwell times and unitary conductance of single Na+ channels that were dependent on the extent of conditioning membrane depolarization. A “molecular memory” phenomenon arises at longer depolarization characterized by clusters of dwell time events and strong autocorrelation in dwell times. Hidden Markov Modeling (HMM) ... suggested a possible explanation to the memory phenomenon. See paper for more and details.
1 . Nayak TK, Sikdar SK (2007) Time-dependent molecular memory in single voltage-gated sodium channel. J Membr Biol 219:19-36 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Channel/Receptor;
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Channel(s): I Sodium;
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Simulation Environment: Yale HMM;
Model Concept(s): Ion Channel Kinetics; Epilepsy; Markov-type model;
Implementer(s): Nayak, Tapan Kumar [tapan at];
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