Mario Mehmel

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K(+) channels operate in the plasma membrane and in membranes of organelles including mitochondria. The mechanisms and topogenic information for their differential synthesis and targeting is unknown. This article describes 2 similar viral K(+) channels that are differentially sorted; one protein (Kesv) is imported by the Tom complex into the mitochondria,(More)
Previous studies have established that chlorella viruses encode K(+) channels with different structural and functional properties. In the current study, we exploit the different sensitivities of these channels to Cs(+) to determine if the membrane depolarization observed during virus infection is caused by the activities of these channels. Infection of(More)
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