A structural requirement for processing the cardiac K+ channel KCNQ1.

Normal membrane protein function requires trafficking from the endoplasmic reticulum. Here, we studied processing of the KCNQ1 channel mutated in LQT1, the commonest form of the long QT syndrome. Serial C terminus truncations identified a small region (amino acids (aa) 610-620) required for normal cell surface expression. Non-trafficked truncations… (More)