Sterol Regulation of Ion Channels, Volume 80, the latest in the Current Topics in Membranes series provides outstanding content to the scientific community on relevant topics that relate to the broad field of membranes. Topics of note in this new release include Membrane structure and general mechanisms of sterol regulation of ion channels, the Regulation of ion channels by sterols as boundary lipids, the Differential effects of sterols on ion channels: specific vs. non-specific interactions, the Structural determinants of cholesterol-ion channels interactions, and the Regulation of Ca2+-sensitive K+ channels by cholesterol and bile acids via distinct channel subunits and sites, amongst other specialized chapters.
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Section 1: Membrane structure and general mechanisms of sterol regulation of ion channels 1. Relevance of CARC and CRAC Cholesterol-Recognition Motifs in the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor and Other Membrane-Bound Receptors Coralie Di Scala, Carlos J. Baier, Luke S. Evans, Philip T.F. Williamson, Jacques Fantini and Francisco J. Barrantes 2. Differential Effects of Sterols on Ion Channels: Stereospecific Binding vs Stereospecific Response Nicolas Barbera, Manuela A.A. Ayee, Belinda S. Akpa and Irena Levitan
Section 2: Structural Determinants of Cholesterol-Ion Channels Interactions 3. Regulation of Ca2+-Sensitive K+ Channels by Cholesterol and Bile Acids via Distinct Channel Subunits and Sites Alex M. Dopico and Anna N. Bukiya 4. The Role of Cholesterol in the Activation of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors John E. Baenziger, Jaimee A. Domville and J.P. Daniel Therien 5. Multiple Mechanisms of Regulation of Transient Receptor Potential Ion Channels by Cholesterol Sara L. Morales-Lázaro and Tamara Rosenbaum 6. Direct Interactions of Cholesterol With Pentameric Ligand-Gated Ion Channels: Testable Hypotheses From Computational Predictions Grace Brannigan 7. Insights Into the Molecular Requirements for Cholesterol Binding to Ion Channels Avia Rosenhouse-Dantsker
Section 3: Emerging Topics of Cholesterol Regulation of Ion Channels 8. Regulation of P2X Purinergic Receptor Signaling by Cholesterol Ruth D. Murrell-Lagnado 9. Depletion of Membrane Cholesterol Suppresses Drosophila Transient Receptor Potential-Like (TRPL) Channel Activity Maximilian Peters, Ben Katz, Shaya Lev, Rachel Segura, Rita Gutorov and Baruch Minke 10. Sterol Regulation of Voltage-Gated K+ Channels Andras Balajthy, Peter Hajdu, Gyorgy Panyi and Zoltan Varga