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Intimate contact enables transport

Sodium-coupled neurotransmitter transporters are essential for neurons to communicate. The high-resolution crystal structure of a bacterial relative hints at how this family of transporters works.

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Figure 1: The LeuTAa topology revealed by Yamashita and colleagues1.

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