Conformational flexibility of transmembrane helix VII of the human serotonin transporter impacts ion dependence and transport.

The serotonin transporter (SERT) regulates the serotonin concentration in the synapse and is a target of several antidepressant and psychostimulant drugs. Previous work suggested that the middle transmembrane helices (TMHs) of the biogenic amine transporters (TMHs) play a role in substrate and ion recognition. We focused our present studies on exploring the… CONTINUE READING