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Ion channel/Definition

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A definition or brief description of Ion channel.

Gated, ion-selective glycoproteins that traverse membranes. The stimulus for channel gating can be a membrane potential, drug, transmitter, cytoplasmic messenger, or a mechanical deformation.

This definition is at least in part based on: Anonymous (2019), Ion channel (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.