Role of acetylcholine receptor subunits in gating of the channel

Bert Sakmann, Christoph Methfessel, Masayoshi Mishina, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Toshiyuki Takai, Masaaki Kurasaki, Kazuhiko Fukuda, Shosaku Numa

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The Torpedo and calf acetylcholine receptors and hybrids composed of subunits from the two species have been produced in Xenopus oocytes by the use of the cloned complementary DNAs. Single-channel current measurements indicate that these receptors form channels of similar conductance but with different gating behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-543
Number of pages6
Issue number6046
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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