Mechanosensitive ion channels

Ken Takahashi, Yusuke Matsuda, Keiji Naruse

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Cell surface receptors are involved in numerous important biological processes including embryogenesis, tissue differentiation, and cellular homeostasis. Among them, mechanosensitive ion channels play an essential role in cellular functions of every cell including neurons, cardiomyocytes, and osteocytes. Here, we discuss types, roles, structures, and biophysical factors that affect the functions of mechanosensitive ion channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-74
Number of pages12
JournalAIMS Biophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Ion channels
  • Mechanosensing
  • Mechanotransduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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