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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Publisher : Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
Source : Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 8, Number 12", publication date ="2008-10-01T00:00:00, p.1285-1290 (2008)
Campus : Kochi
School : Center for Nanosciences
Center : Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Move, Nanosciences
Department : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Year : 2008
Abstract : Voltage-gated Calcium channels (VGCCs) play important roles in neurotransmitter release, excitationcontraction coupling, hormone secretion, and a variety of other physiological processes. Currently, there exist ion channel therapeutics for anxiety, epilepsy, hypertension, insomnia and pain. There is limited amount of study in this area despite their relevance to human disease and VGCCs remain considerably underexploited. The present review mainly focuses on calcium channel blockers (CCBs), especially for L-type channels and T-type channels, and therein lie some of the opportunities and advantages associated with VGCCs as drug targets.
Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Gopi Mohan C. and Gandhi, T., “Therapeutic Potential of Voltage Gated Calcium Channels”, Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 1285-1290, 2008.