Structure of the KcsA channel intracellular gate in the open state

Abstract

Ion channels catalyze the selective transfer of ions across the membrane in response to a variety of stimuli. These channels gate by controlling the access of ions to a centrally located water-filled pore. The crystal structure of the Streptomyces lividans potassium channel (KcsA) has allowed a molecular exploration of this mechanism. Electron paramagnetic… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nsb1001-883

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@article{Liu2001StructureOT, title={Structure of the KcsA channel intracellular gate in the open state}, author={Yi-Shiuan Liu and Pornthep Sompornpisut and Eduardo Perozo}, journal={Nature Structural Biology}, year={2001}, volume={8}, pages={883-887} }