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hERG channel function: beyond long QT.


Authors: Joseph J Babcock, Min Li

Journal, date & volume: Acta Pharmacol. Sin., 2013 Mar , 34, 329-35

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23459091

Channelpedia reference in: Kv11.1

Abstract
To date, research on the human ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG) has focused on this potassium channel's role in cardiac repolarization and Long QT Syndrome (LQTS). However, growing evidence implicates hERG in a diversity of physiologic and pathological processes. Here we discuss these other functions of hERG, particularly their impact on diseases beyond cardiac arrhythmia.