Vol. 151, No. 4, April 1, 2019. 10.1085/jgp.201812215.

After publication of this article, several errors were brought to the authors’ attention, which have been corrected as follows, with bold indicating insertions and strikethrough indicating deletions.

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In the Results section “Other receptors,” the asterisk in Eq. 5 should have been in the denominator, and some percentages have been adjusted:

“Next, we investigated energy efficiency in other receptors. In terms of equilibrium constants, Eq. 2 is 
where KdR* is the equilibrium dissociation constant of the active conformation and KdR is the equilibrium dissociation constant of the resting conformation (Fig. 1 b). For example, KdR* and KdR for ACh measured at the mouse AChR α−ε site are 12 nM and 153 µM (Nayak and Auerbach, 2017), from which we calculate ηACh = 5352%.

We used Eq. 5 to estimate the efficiency of the agonist Ca2++2 at binding sites of KCa1.1 (BK; a potassium-selective ion channel)using published values of the equilibrium dissociation constants (Sweet and Cox, 2008). At Ca-bowl sites, KdR = 3.1 mM and KdR* = 0.9 µM, from which we calculate ηCa = 649%. At RCK1 sites, KdR = 15.8 mM and KdR* = 2.1 µM, from which we calculate ηCa = 6813%.”

In the Discussion section “η and ∆G0,” two sentences were deleted:

“Table 5 shows η values for different agonist/site combinations and ΔG0 values for seven kinds of receptor. The overall, average

efficiency for the native agonist was ∼51%, with values ranging between 39% (GABAA receptors) and 59% (glycine receptors). Human endplate AChR-binding sites are typical in this regard, with an average efficiency of ∼51%. Apparently, many diverse receptors dedicate about half of the available ligand-binding energy to the activation conformational change. Ca2+at KCa1.1-binding sites is substantially less efficient, for unknown reasons. It is possible that the low per-site efficiency is compensated by the large number of binding sites (n = 8).

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