The dawn of high-resolution structure for the queen of ion channels

David T. Yue

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Abstract

Ca2+ channels are comprised of a main pore-forming α1 subunit, complexed with β, α2δ, and γ subunits. Unlike a growing number of smaller ion channels, no atomic-level structures of Ca2+ channels have been resolved thus far. In this issue of Neuron, Opatowsky and colleagues report the crystal structure of a Ca2+ channel β subunit, which draws together a recent wave of seminal reports on the structural organization of these essential molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalNeuron
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 13 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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