Contact: Mag. Dr. Anna Stary-Weinzinger
University of Vienna
Caption: This is a schematic representation of the sodium ion channel (light blue): Top: influx of sodium ions (shown in yellow) and orientation of the E53 amino acid in "non-flipped" conformation. Bottom: conformational change of E53 (flip) during ion efflux, arrows indicate the barrier for sodium efflux.
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