Kv1 is a subfamily (also called the Shaker family) of voltage-gated potassium channels containing at least seven members. Potassium channels represent the most complex class of voltage-gated ion channels from both functional and structural standpoints. Their diverse functions include regulating neurotransmitter release, heart rate, insulin secretion, neuronal excitability, epithelial electrolyte transport, smooth muscle contraction, and cell volume. The Kv1 subfamily may be important in the regulation of the fast repolarizing phase of action potentials in heart and thus may influence the duration of cardiac action potential.
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- potassium channel
- shaker-related subfamily
- voltage-gated potassium channel
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