Slo3 represents a new and unique type of potassium channel regulated by intracellular pH. Slo3 is sperm specific and controls membrane potential. Incapacitated murine spermatozoa hyperpolarize to approximately 60 mV during capacitation, an effect attributed to an increase in K+ permeability. KSper (potassium transport in sperm) is the dominant, if not the only, K+ selective channel in mouse epididymal spermatozoa.
potassium channel activity of Slo3 Channel [plasma membrane]