Structure of the connexin 26 gap junction channel at 3.5 Å resolution

@article{Maeda2009StructureOT,
  title={Structure of the connexin 26 gap junction channel at 3.5 {\AA} resolution},
  author={Shoji Maeda and So Nakagawa and Michihiro Suga and Eiki Yamashita and Atsunori Oshima and Yoshinori Fujiyoshi and Tomitake Tsukihara},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={458},
  pages={597-602}
}
Gap junctions consist of arrays of intercellular channels between adjacent cells that permit the exchange of ions and small molecules. Here we report the crystal structure of the gap junction channel formed by human connexin 26 (Cx26, also known as GJB2) at 3.5 Å resolution, and discuss structural determinants of solute transport through the channel. The density map showed the two membrane-spanning hemichannels and the arrangement of the four transmembrane helices of the six protomers forming… 

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