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It's not all in the family

There are no sequential snapshots of a transporter protein as it mediates the simultaneous passage of ions and solutes into a cell. Comparing different snapshots of structurally related transporters offers fascinating insights.

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Figure 1: The entrance and exit routes through the vSGLT transporter.

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Kanner, B. It's not all in the family. Nature 454, 593–594 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/454593a

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