Regulated Trafficking Of K Channels

Grant number: 1008617 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

The cells of our bodies possess proteins that transport salts and other chemicals. These transport proteins must be correctly positioned in cells, a process that is poorly understood. If transport proteins are not positioned properly then diseases such as heart attack or diabetes may occur. Influencing the position of transport proteins may also be used to treat disease. This work investigates how a transport protein that shuttles potassium is correctly positioned in cells of the stomach.