Filter flexibility and distortion in a bacterial inward rectifier K+ channel: simulation studies of KirBac1.1.
The bacterial channel KirBac1.1 provides a structural homolog of mammalian inward rectifier potassium (Kir) channels. The conformational dynamics of the selectivity filter of Kir channels are of some interest in the context of possible permeation and gating mechanisms for this channel. Molecular dynamics simulations of KirBac have been performed on a 10-ns timescale, i.e., comparable to that of ion permeation. The results of five simulations (total simulation time 50 ns) based on three differ...Expand abstract
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