Proton Channels

Proton channels are specialized proteins that regulate the transport of protons (hydrogen ions) across cell membranes. They are involved in a variety of physiological events, such as energy production, neuronal excitability, contraction of cardiac muscle, and cell cycle regulation, and are essential for maintaining cellular physiology. Proton channels also function to carry out intercellular communication, enabling cells to transmit signals and coordinate cellular behavior. Because of their vital roles in cellular communication and physiology, proton channels are a promising target for the development of novel drugs that could be effectively used to treat a variety of conditions, including neurological and cardiac diseases. Thus, these channels hold great potential to facilitate progress in medical research and drug development.

From: International Journal of Amino Acids

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Editor: Julia Piccoli, University of Sao Paulo-UNESP
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Amino Acids encourages author to submit manuscripts to the journal for evaluation, from all fields of amino acid and protein research: analysis, separation, synthesis, biosynthesis, cross linking amino acids, racemization/enantiomers, modification of amino acids as phosphorylation, methylation, acetylation of amino acids.