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Research Article

Voltage-Dependent Gating in a “Voltage Sensor-Less” Ion Channel

  • Harley T. Kurata mail,

    hkurata@interchange.ubc.ca (HTK); cnichols@cellbiology.wustl.edu (CGN)

    Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Markus Rapedius,

    Affiliation: Institute of Physiology II, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

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  • Marc J. Kleinman,

    Affiliations: Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Center for Investigation of Membrane Excitability Disorders (CIMED), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Thomas . Baukrowitz,

    Affiliation: Institute of Physiology II, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

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  • Colin G. Nichols mail

    hkurata@interchange.ubc.ca (HTK); cnichols@cellbiology.wustl.edu (CGN)

    Affiliations: Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Center for Investigation of Membrane Excitability Disorders (CIMED), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Published: February 23, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000315

About the Authors

Harley T. Kurata
Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Markus Rapedius, Thomas . Baukrowitz
Institute of Physiology II, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
Marc J. Kleinman, Colin G. Nichols
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Marc J. Kleinman, Colin G. Nichols
Center for Investigation of Membrane Excitability Disorders (CIMED), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: HTK TB CGN. Performed the experiments: HTK MR MK. Analyzed the data: HTK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HTK MR TB. Wrote the paper: HTK CGN.