The Vision of the Pore

@article{Armstrong1998TheVO,
  title={The Vision of the Pore},
  author={C. Armstrong},
  journal={Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={280},
  pages={56 - 57}
}
  • C. Armstrong
  • Published 1998
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
  • Proteins that reside within membranes have been notoriously hard to crystallize, and so we have few detailed views of their structure. In this issue, the laboratory of MacKinnon ([ Doyle et al ][1]. and [ MacKinnon et al ][2].) now present the x-ray crystal structure of a potassium channel from the bacteria Streptomyces lividans . In his commentary, Armstrong explains the exciting features of the structure and the importance of this protein for electrical signaling in the nervous system. [1… CONTINUE READING
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