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Ion-channel mechanisms revealed

Structures of Slo1, a channel that conducts potassium ions out of cells, provide insight into the basis of its high conductance, and of its dual activation by calcium ions and increased membrane voltage. See Articles p.46 & p.52

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Figure 1: The structure of Slo1.

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Magleby, K. Ion-channel mechanisms revealed. Nature 541, 33–34 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21103

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