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Crystal structures have been solved for the transbilayer pore domain of a bacterial K+ channel and the tetramerisation domain of voltage-gated K+ channel. These provide our first real structural insights into possible mechanisms of ion selectivity and permeation for K+ channels.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

18/06/1998

Volume

8

Pages

R450 - R452

Keywords

Animals, Bacterial Proteins, Crystallography, X-Ray, Drosophila, Drosophila Proteins, Models, Molecular, Potassium Channels, Protein Structure, Secondary, Protein Structure, Tertiary, Shaker Superfamily of Potassium Channels, Streptomyces