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Curr Biol. 2003 Mar 4;13(5):R183-5.

Mechanosensitive channels: stress relief.

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  • 1Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU, UK. phil@biop.ox.ac.uk

Abstract

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.

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