Structural link between γ-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptor agonist binding site and inner β-sheet governs channel activation and allosteric drug modulation.


Rapid opening and closing of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels (pLGICs) regulate information flow throughout the brain. For pLGICs, it is postulated that neurotransmitter-induced movements in the extracellular inner β-sheet trigger channel activation. Homology modeling reveals that the β4-β5 linker physically connects the neurotransmitter binding site to… (More)
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111.316836


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