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Research Article

Decrypting the Sequence of Structural Events during the Gating Transition of Pentameric Ligand-Gated Ion Channels Based on an Interpolated Elastic Network Model

  • Wenjun Zheng mail,

    wjzheng@buffalo.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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  • Anthony Auerbach

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: January 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001046

About the Authors

Wenjun Zheng
Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America
Anthony Auerbach
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: wjzheng@buffalo.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WZ AA. Performed the experiments: WZ. Analyzed the data: WZ AA. Wrote the paper: WZ AA.