Single potassium ion seeks open channel for transmembrane travels: Tales from the KcsA structure

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Abstract

Potassium channels selectively catalyze potassium transport across cell membranes. Over the past five decades, a multitude of potassium channel models have been proposed. The recent crystal structure determination of the KcsA potassium channel confirms, corrects and expands our understanding of a fundamental biological catalyst, revealing the basis of exquisite selectivity and near diffusion-limited throughput.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1221-1226
Number of pages6
JournalStructure
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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