VSTx1 is a tarantula venom toxin which binds to the archaebacterial voltage-gated potassium channel KvAP. VSTx1 is thought to access the voltage sensor domain of the channel via the lipid bilayer phase. In order to understand its mode of action and implications for the mechanism of channel activation, it is important to characterize the interactions of VSTx1 with lipid bilayers. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations (for a total simulation time in excess of 0.2 micros) have been used to explore...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Copyright date:
Vstx1, a modifier of Kv channel gating, localizes to the interfacial region of lipid bilayers.
Views and Downloads
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record