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PubMed 19708126


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Automatically associated channels: ClvC4



Title: Chloride channelopathies.

Authors: Rosa Planells-Cases, Thomas J Jentsch

Journal, date & volume: Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 2009 Mar , 1792, 173-89

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19708126


Abstract
Channelopathies, defined as diseases that are caused by mutations in genes encoding ion channels, are associated with a wide variety of symptoms. Impaired chloride transport can cause diseases as diverse as cystic fibrosis, myotonia, epilepsy, hyperekplexia, lysosomal storage disease, deafness, renal salt loss, kidney stones and osteopetrosis. These disorders are caused by mutations in genes belonging to non-related gene families, i.e. CLC chloride channels and transporters, ABC transporters, and GABA- and glycine receptors. Diseases due to mutations in TMEM16E and bestrophin 1 might be due to a loss of Ca++-activated Cl- channels, although this remains to be shown.