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Sviatoslav N Bagriantsev, Daniel L Minor
Analysis of ion channel mutants is a widely used approach for dissecting ion channel function and for characterizing the mechanisms of action of channel-directed modulators. Expression of functional potassium channels in potassium-uptake-deficient yeast together with genetic selection approaches offers an unbiased, high-throughput, activity-based readout that can rapidly identify large numbers of active ion channel mutants. Because of the assumption-free nature of the method, detailed biophysical analysis of the functional mutants from such selections can provide new and unexpected insights into both ion channel gating and ion channel modulator mechanisms...
2013: Methods in Molecular Biology
Jennifer J Paynter, Peter Sarkies, Isabelle Andres-Enguix, Stephen J Tucker
The KcsA potassium channel from Streptomyces lividans is one of the most actively studied ion channels. However, there are still unresolved issues about its gating mechanism in vivo because the channel is only activated by highly acidic intracellular pH, meaning that it will be mostly inactive in its host environment. In this study we have used a genetic complementation assay of K+-auxotrophic E. coli (TK2420) and S. cerevisiae (SGY1528) to identify activatory or 'gain-of-function' mutations which allow functional activity of KcsA in the physiological environment of two markedly different expression systems...
November 2008: Channels
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