Membrane receptor activation – disentangled in four dimensions

A research team at Jena University Hospital, Schmalkalden University, and Düsseldorf University succeeded in deciphering the activation profile of a membrane receptor occurring in olfactory neurons. Their study presents a complete thermodynamic characterization for the interactions of the four subunits of this ion channel and has recently been published in PNAS. The applied analytical principle can be transferred to other membrane receptors.

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