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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    A selectivity filter at the intracellular end of the acid-sensing ion channel pore

    Timothy Lynagh et al.
    Sodium selectivity of acid-sensing ion channels is mediated by negatively charged side chains and not by a size-exclusion mechanism.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    An essential cell-autonomous role for hepcidin in cardiac iron homeostasis

    Samira Lakhal-Littleton et al.
    The novel role of hepcidin in cell-autonomous iron regulation changes our understanding of tissue-specific iron control, and of its interplay with systemic iron homeostasis.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Coupled ion binding and structural transitions along the transport cycle of glutamate transporters

    Grégory Verdon et al.
    Crystal structures of an archaeal homologue of mammalian glutamate transporters in apo and ion-only bound outward- and inward-facing states reveal ion-coupled conformational changes supporting mechanisms of coupling, gating, and transport.
    1. Cell Biology

    Metal Transport: Pumping iron

    Caroline C Philpott
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    Optical electrophysiology for probing function and pharmacology of voltage-gated ion channels

    Hongkang Zhang et al.
    Optogenetic tools enable sophisticated measurements of a voltage-gated sodium channel implicated in pain, as well as high-throughput screening of candidate channel blockers.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ligand discrimination and gating in cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels from apo and partial agonist-bound cryo-EM structures

    Jan Rheinberger et al.
    High resolution SthK channel cryo-EM structures in different ligand-bound states combined with single-channel functional data in the same conditions constrain a gating mechanism for CNG channels.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    An external sodium ion binding site controls allosteric gating in TRPV1 channels

    Andres Jara-Oseguera et al.
    Allosteric gating in a transient receptor potential channel is modulated by external sodium ions and a tarantula toxin.
    1. Neuroscience

    G protein βγ subunits inhibit TRPM3 ion channels in sensory neurons

    Talisia Quallo et al.
    TRPM3 inhibition is identified as a novel mechanism for G-protein βγ subunit signalling.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Catalysis-dependent selenium incorporation and migration in the nitrogenase active site iron-molybdenum cofactor

    Thomas Spatzal et al.
    Unanticipated rearrangements in the nitrogenase active site establish the dynamic nature of the FeMo-cofactor during catalysis.