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Molecular characterization of an inward rectifier channel (IKir) found in avian vestibular hair cells: cloning and expression of pKir2.1

Correia, M.J.; Wood, T.G.; Prusak, D.; Weng, T.; Rennie, K.J.; Wang, H-Qun.

Physiological Genomics 19(2): 155-169

2004


ISSN/ISBN: 1094-8341
PMID: 15316115
DOI: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00096.2004
Accession: 012319093

A fast inwardly rectifying current has been observed in some of the sensory cells ( hair cells) of the inner ear of several species. While the current was presumed to be an IKir current, contradictory evidence existed as to whether the cloned channel actually belonged to the Kir2.0 subfamily of potassium inward rectifiers.

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