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Curr Biol. 1998 Jun 18;8(13):R450-2.

Ion channels: a first view of K+ channels in atomic glory.

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Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford, UK.

Abstract

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.

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