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Chembiochem. 2012 Sep 24;13(14):2037-43. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201200410. Epub 2012 Aug 22.

The mechanosensitive channel of small conductance (MscS) superfamily: not just mechanosensitive channels anymore.

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Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA.

Abstract

A family of many talents: The mechanosensitive channel of small conductance (MscS) superfamily of ion channels is composed of 15 unique subfamilies. Many of these subfamilies are predicted to be nonmechanosensitive and to have evolved to play critical roles in bacterial signal transduction.

PMID:
22915507
DOI:
10.1002/cbic.201200410
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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