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PIP2

Caption: A recent JGP study brings new insights to an area of ion channel regulation: whether voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels can be regulated by physiological changes to PIP2 (shown here), a minor phospholipid component of cell membranes that binds to various membrane proteins and modulates their activity.

Credit: Adler, E.M. 2012. J. Gen. Physiol. doi:10.1085/jgp.201210877 (image created with Jmol)

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