International Union of Pharmacology. XLI. Compendium of voltage-gated ion channels: potassium channels

Pharmacol Rev. 2003 Dec;55(4):583-6. doi: 10.1124/pr.55.4.9.


This summary article presents an overview of the molecular relationships among the voltage-gated potassium channels and a standard nomenclature for them, which is derived from the IUPHAR Compendium of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels. The complete Compendium, including data tables for each member of the potassium channel family can be found at

MeSH terms

  • Phylogeny
  • Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated* / classification
  • Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated* / genetics
  • Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated* / physiology
  • Terminology as Topic


  • Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated