Typical single ion channel conductance (how many ions per second can pass through the channel)

Range ≥10^6 ions/sec
Organism Generic
Reference Cahalan MD, Wulff H, Chandy KG. Molecular properties and physiological roles of ion channels in the immune system. J Clin Immunol. 2001 Jul21(4):235-52. p.235 right column top paragraphPubMed ID11506193
Comments "Ion channels are classified first according to their ion selectivity for permeant ions that pass through the channel. Thus, channels selective for K+, Na+, Ca2+, Cl-, and H+ have been identified in various cells of the body. Distinguishing properties of an ion channel include the single channel conductance (a measure of how many ions per second can pass through the channel—typically for ion channels this number is 10^6 or greater), how this conductance is affected by the concentration of permeant ions, the sequence of permeability or conductance for different ions, the size of the channel judged from the bulkiest permeant ion, and the “rectification” of the open channel (favoring inward or outward movement of ions)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110725