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Potassium channel selectivity filter

PDB ID: 1K4C

Potassium channels allow potassium ions to pass through membranes. This structure shows the membrane-crossing portion, with a specific arrangement of oxygen atoms that provides the selectivity for potassium.

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potassium channel selectivity filter
potassium channel selectivity filter
potassium channel
potassium channel
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Reference

PDB ID: 1K4C , Pubmed

Chemistry of ion coordination and hydration revealed by a K+ channel-Fab complex at 2.0 A resolution.

Zhou, Y., Morais-Cabral, J.H., Kaufman, A., MacKinnon, R.

Journal: (2001) Nature 414: 43-48


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