Forum Topic: KCNQ1/mink/Kv7.1

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Kv7.1 (KvLQT1) is a potassium channel protein (primary subunit in humans encoded by the KCNQ1 gene). Kv7.1 is a voltage-gated potassium channel present in the cell membranes of cardiac tissue and in inner ear neurons among other tissues. In the cardiac cells, Kv7.1 mediates the IKs (or slow delayed rectifying K+) current that contributes to the repolarization of the cardiac action potential, terminating the cardiac action potential and thereby the heart's contraction.

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