G Protein-gated Ion Channel

G Protein-gated Ion Channel

G protein-gated ion channels refer to a family of transmembrane ion channels in neurons and atrial myocytes that are directly gated by G proteins.

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G Protein-gated Ion Channel - Clinical Significance and Ongoing Research - Pain Management
... GIRK channels have been demonstrated in vivo to be involved in opioid- and ethanol-induced analgesia ... These specific channels have been the target of recent studies dealing with genetic variance and sensitivity to opioid analgesics due to their role in opioid-induced ... opioids are prescribed to treat chronic pain, GIRK channels are activated by certain GPCRs, namely opioid receptors, which leads to the inhibition of nociceptive transmission, thus functioning in pain ...

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