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The naked truth about K+ selectivity

Nature Chemistryvolume 10pages799800 (2018) | Download Citation

Potassium channels rapidly move K+ ions across cell membranes while blocking Na+, but how these two effects are achieved simultaneously has remained unclear. Now, extensive molecular simulations show a single mechanism that features fully dehydrated ions can explain both rapid transport and impeccable selectivity.

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