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Ion transport

Tipping a cell's ionic balance

Nature Chemistry volume 6, pages 852853 (2014) | Download Citation

A synthetic compound that transports chloride across membranes can kill both normal cells and cancer cells in vitro. The transporter works together with sodium channels to move NaCl into the cells, which triggers cell death.

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  1. Jeffery T. Davis is in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 20740, USA

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