Ion channels: An open and shut case

Maria Schumacher, John P. Adelman

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Abstract

Most ion channels open and close - they are 'gated' - in response to cues in their environment. A crystal structure of a Ca2+-gated K+-ion channel provides insight into how gating works.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-502
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume417
Issue number6888
DOIs
StatePublished - May 30 2002

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Schumacher, M., & Adelman, J. P. (2002). Ion channels: An open and shut case. Nature, 417(6888), 501-502. https://doi.org/10.1038/417501a