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Ion channels

Coughing up flu's proton channels

Two research teams have captured snapshots of the influenza virus's membrane-bound hydrogen-ion channel, which is essential for infection and virulence. Their findings agree on the basics, but differ in details.

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Figure 1: Depictions of the M2 proton channel.


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Miller, C. Coughing up flu's proton channels. Nature 451, 532–533 (2008).

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