Direct regulation of ion channels by fatty acids

Richard W. Ordway, Joshua J. Singer, John V. Walsh

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Abstract

A variety of fatty acids regulate the activity of specific ion channels by mechanisms not involving the enzymatic pathways that convert arachidonic acid to oxygenated metabolites. Furthermore, these actions of fatty acids occur in patches of membrane excised from the cell and are not mediated by cellular signal transduction pathways that require soluble factors such as nucleotides and calcium. Thus, fatty acids themselves appear to regulate the action of channels directly, much as they regulate the action of several purified enzymes, and might constitute a new class of first or second messengers acting on ion channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-100
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Ion Channels
Fatty Acids
Second Messenger Systems
Arachidonic Acid
Signal Transduction
Nucleotides
Cell Membrane
Calcium
Enzymes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Ordway, Richard W. ; Singer, Joshua J. ; Walsh, John V. / Direct regulation of ion channels by fatty acids. In: Trends in Neurosciences. 1991 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 96-100.
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In: Trends in Neurosciences, Vol. 14, No. 3, 01.01.1991, p. 96-100.

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