Tandem Pore Domain Potassium Channels
Two-pore domain K+ (K2P) channels, or tandem pore-domain potassium ion channels, are a family of 15 members that form the so-called "leak channel." The name of the channel comes from the fact that each subunit has two P (pore) domains in its main sequence. They structurally correspond to the two inward commutator alpha subunits, forming dimers in the membrane. These channels are regulated by a variety of mechanisms, including signal transduction lipids, oxygen tension, pH, mechanical stretching, G protein, volatile anesthetics, acidity / pH, pharmacological agents, heat and signaling events such as phosphorylation and protein-protein interaction. Therefore, the K2P channel represents an important regulator of cell excitability by virtue of its effect on resting potential, and thus has received considerable attention in recent years.
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