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A peep through anion channels

The crystal structure of a protein channel provides clues about the mechanisms that control the closure of pores found in the epidermis of plant leaves. Excitingly, the protein channel folds in a way never seen before. See Article p.1074

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Figure 1: Role of SLAC1 channels in stomatal closure.

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Thomine, S., Barbier-Brygoo, H. A peep through anion channels. Nature 467, 1058–1059 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/4671058a

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