volume 9, issue 4, P403-414 2017
DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201606690
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Abstract: AbstractIn a patient with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) tachycardia, we identified a heterozygous point mutation in the selectivity filter of the stretch‐activated K2P potassium channel TREK‐1 (KCNK2 or K2P2.1). This mutation introduces abnormal sodium permeability to TREK‐1. In addition, mutant channels exhibit a hypersensitivity to stretch‐activation, suggesting that the selectivity filter is directly involved in stretch‐induced activation and desensitization. Increased sodium permeability and stret…

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