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Ligand-gated ion channels

The collection features articles on the structure and function of glutamate-, acetylcholine-, and ATP-gated ion channels, a hypothesis on allosteric regulation of ion channel function by the lipid membrane and a review of our current understanding of NMDA receptors.

Ligand-gated ion channels are membrane proteins that transduce the binding of a ligand, such as a neurotransmitter, into an electrical response. In recent years, our understanding of the mechanisms by which ligands bind to and open these ion channels has been revolutionized by advances in structural biology techniques. Such structural studies have, in turn, uncovered a wealth of questions to address using functional and computational tools, as exemplified in this collection.

Image © 2018 Ahring et al.

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Sushree Tripathy; Wenjun Zheng; Anthony Auerbach
Alistair G. Fryatt; Sudad Dayl; Anastasios Stavrou; Ralf Schmid; Richard J. Evans
Edward Y. Shi; Christine L. Yuan; Matthew T. Sipple; Jayasri Srinivasan; Christopher P. Ptak; Robert E. Oswald; Linda M. Nowak
Timothy J. Wilding; James E. Huettner
Ofer Kimchi; Sarah L. Veatch; Benjamin B. Machta
Kasper B. Hansen; Feng Yi; Riley E. Perszyk; Hiro Furukawa; Lonnie P. Wollmuth; Alasdair J. Gibb; Stephen F. Traynelis
Nuriya Mukhtasimova; Steven M. Sine
Philip Kiær Ahring; Vivian Wan Yu Liao; Thomas Balle
Giorgio Fois; Veronika Eva Winkelmann; Lara Bareis; Laura Staudenmaier; Elena Hecht; Charlotte Ziller; Konstantin Ehinger; Jürgen Schymeinsky; Christine Kranz; Manfred Frick
Patricia M.G.E. Brown; Hugo McGuire; Derek Bowie
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