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UCSF Team Reveals How The Most Selective Of All Cell Gatekeepers Works -- A "Three-Faced" Channel Vital To Most Human Organs

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October 24, 2000
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Advancing a 30-year quest to understand how nerve cells can precisely select what kinds of molecules they allow in, a University of California, San Francisco biochemist and colleagues have revealed the atom-by-atom structure of an ancient and extremely discriminating kind of channel embedded in cell membranes, from bacteria to humans.

Advancing a 30-year quest to understand how nerve cells can precisely select what kinds of molecules they allow in, a University of California, San Francisco biochemist and colleagues have revealed the atom-by-atom structure of an ancient and extremely discriminating kind of channel embedded in cell membranes, from bacteria to humans.


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University Of California, San Francisco. (2000, October 24). UCSF Team Reveals How The Most Selective Of All Cell Gatekeepers Works -- A "Three-Faced" Channel Vital To Most Human Organs. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001022202344.htm
University Of California, San Francisco. "UCSF Team Reveals How The Most Selective Of All Cell Gatekeepers Works -- A "Three-Faced" Channel Vital To Most Human Organs." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001022202344.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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