Coupling between Voltage Sensors and Activation Gate in Voltage-gated K+ Channels

@article{Lu2002CouplingBV,
  title={Coupling between Voltage Sensors and Activation Gate in Voltage-gated K+ Channels},
  author={Zhe Lu and Angela M. Klem and Yajamana Ramu},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={120},
  pages={663 - 676}
}
Current through voltage-gated K+ channels underlies the action potential encoding the electrical signal in excitable cells. The four subunits of a voltage-gated K+ channel each have six transmembrane segments (S1-S6), whereas some other K+ channels, such as eukaryotic inward rectifier K+ channels and the prokaryotic KcsA channel, have only two transmembrane… CONTINUE READING