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The effects of lipids on channel function

Anthony G Lee

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School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO16 7PX, UK

Journal of Biology 2009, 8:86  doi:10.1186/jbiol178

Published: 6 October 2009


Anionic lipids affect the function of many channels, including connexins, as shown in a recent report in BMC Biology. These effects might follow from direct binding of the anionic lipids to the channels.