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Bacterial responses to decreasing osmolality involve mechanosensitive channels. The crystal structure has been determined of the small conductance mechanosensitive channel (MscS) from Escherichia coli, providing new insights into mechanical and voltage sensing by this and other channel proteins.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

04/03/2003

Volume

13

Pages

R183 - R185

Keywords

Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli Proteins, Ion Channels