Formamidinium-induced dimer stabilization and flicker block behavior in homo- and heterodimer channels formed by gramicidin A and N-acetyl gramicidin A.

Compared to the N-formyl gramicidin A (GA), the N-acetyl gramicidin A (NAG) channel has unchanged conductance in 1 M NH4+ (gamma NN/gamma GG = 1, conductance ratio) but reduced conductance in 1 M K+ (gamma NN/gamma GG = 0.6) methylammonium (gamma NN/gamma GG = 0.3), and formamidinium (gamma NN/gamma GG = 0.1) solutions. Except with formamidinium, "flicker… (More)