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Recently it was shown that this Arg148 also participates in the formation of a salt bridge. (Yang, J., M. Yu, Y.N. Jan, and L.Y. Jan. 1997. Stabilization of ion selectivity filter by pore loop ion pairs in an inwardly rectifying potassium channel. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 94:1568–1572.)