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Structural biology

Calcium callisthenics

The Ca2+-ATPase is one of the best characterized of the pumps that move ions across cell membranes. The latest snapshot of the pump in another of its many conformations is a major step in understanding its dynamics.

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Figure 1: The basic reaction cycle of Ca2+-ATPase.
Figure 2: Structure and function in a Ca2+ pump.



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Green, N., MacLennan, D. Calcium callisthenics. Nature 418, 598–599 (2002).

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