Prolonged Nonhydrolytic Interaction of Nucleotide with CFTR's NH2-terminal Nucleotide Binding Domain and its Role in Channel Gating

CFTR, the protein defective in cystic fibrosis, functions as a Cl- channel regulated by cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA). CFTR is also an ATPase, comprising two nucleotide-binding domains (NBDs) thought to bind and hydrolyze ATP. In hydrolyzable nucleoside triphosphates, PKA-phosphorylated CFTR channels open into bursts, lasting on the order of a second… CONTINUE READING