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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Photo-switchable tweezers illuminate pore-opening motions of an ATP-gated P2X ion channel

    Chloé Habermacher et al.
    The gating mechanism of trimeric ATP-gated P2X receptors has been explored using photo-switchable cross-linkers, via a versatile strategy that could be applied to other membrane proteins.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mechanism of activation at the selectivity filter of the KcsA K+ channel

    Florian T Heer et al.
    The transmembrane helices forming the pore determine the conductance of the selectivity filter through allosteric interactions.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Distinct gating mechanisms revealed by the structures of a multi-ligand gated K+ channel

    Chunguang Kong et al.
    Structural and functional studies of a potassium ion channel that is opened and closed by different ligands have revealed a novel gating mechanism.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Voltage-clamp fluorometry analysis of structural rearrangements of ATP-gated channel P2X2 upon hyperpolarization

    Rizki Tsari Andriani, Yoshihiro Kubo
    A fluorometric analysis under voltage clamp shows the presence of a converged electric field in P2X2 channel with no canonical voltage-sensor and identifies the structural determinants for the voltage-dependent gating.
    1. Neuroscience

    FGF14 modulates resurgent sodium current in mouse cerebellar Purkinje neurons

    Haidun Yan et al.
    The N-terminus of the FGF14b isoform promotes the inactivation of voltage-gated Na+ channels to regulate the resurgent Na+ channel current needed for high frequency action potentials.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Helix breaking transition in the S4 of HCN channel is critical for hyperpolarization-dependent gating

    Marina A Kasimova et al.
    The gating polarity of a voltage-gated ion channel is primarily determined by turn propensity of residues at a critical position in the middle of the S4 voltage-sensing helix.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural determinants of voltage-gating properties in calcium channels

    Monica L Fernández-Quintero et al.
    Structure modeling, site-directed mutagenesis, and current recordings revealed the mechanism by which stabilization of voltage sensors in the resting and activated states determines the gating properties of the CaV1.1 calcium channel.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Revealing an outward-facing open conformational state in a CLC Cl/H+ exchange transporter

    Chandra M Khantwal et al.
    The characterization of a previously unidentified “outward-facing open” conformational state provides a new framework for understanding the CLC transport mechanism.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The HCN domain couples voltage gating and cAMP response in hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channels

    Alessandro Porro et al.
    Experimental and computational approaches reveal how ligand binding is coupled to voltage sensing in a HCN channels.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Discovery and characterization of Hv1-type proton channels in reef-building corals

    Gisela Rangel-Yescas et al.
    Proton channels are present in reef-building corals and constitute important molecular players that should help understand calcification and the response of these organisms to ocean acidification.

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