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Ion channels

Gate expectations

The opening and closing — gating — of ion channels in response to specific stimuli is crucial for cell function. The membrane-partitioning activities of two venom toxins give insights into the mechanisms involved.

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Figure 1: Inhibition of ion channels by two gating-modifier peptides.

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Garcia, M. Gate expectations. Nature 430, 153–155 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/430153a

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