Voltage-gated sodium channels assemble and gate as dimers

Jérôme Clatot, Malcolm Hoshi, Xiaoping Wan, Haiyan Liu, Ankur Jain, Krekwit Shinlapawittayatorn, Céline Marionneau, Eckhard Ficker, Taekjip Ha, Isabelle Deschênes

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Voltage-gated sodium channels are expressed in excitable tissues and mutations have been linked to cardiac arrhythmias and channelopathies. Here the authors show that the sodium channel α-subunits interact to form a dimer and gate as dimer and that this functional dimerisation is conserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2077
JournalNature communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Clatot, J., Hoshi, M., Wan, X., Liu, H., Jain, A., Shinlapawittayatorn, K., Marionneau, C., Ficker, E., Ha, T., & Deschênes, I. (2017). Voltage-gated sodium channels assemble and gate as dimers. Nature communications, 8(1), [2077]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-02262-0