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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal - <a id="lj1_ret_bk_to_jl0_href_id" href="?list0=18">Fiziol. Zh. 2016;</a> <a id="lj1_ret_bk_to_jl0_href_id" href="?list1=95">62(4):</a> 84-94
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Fiziol. Zh. 2016; 62(4): 84-94


VOLTAGE-GATED CALCIUM CHANNELS: CLASSIFICATION AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES (PART I)

O. Iegorova1, O. Maximyuk1,2, A. Fisyunov1, O. Krishtal1,2

  1. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
  2. International Center for Molecular Physiology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15407/fz62.04.084

Abstract

Calcium influx though voltage-gated calcium channels mediate a huge amount of physiological events and cellular responses. Numerous scientific reports indicate that calcium channels are involved in synaptic transmission, neurotransmitter release, regulation of gene expression, cellular membrane voltage oscillations, pacemaker activity, secretion of specific substances from nerve and secretory cells, morphological differentiation, activation of calcium-dependent enzymes, etc. This review represents the modern classification, molecular structure, physiological and pharmacological properties of voltage-gated calcium channels expressed in mammalian cells.

Keywords: voltage-gated calcium channels, pharmacology, molecular structure.

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