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  • Small change makes a big difference for ion channels

    Illinois professor Claudio Grosman and research scientist Gisela Cymes used a high-resolution single-molecule study technique to see the very subtle differences between two branches of an important family of neurotransmitter-gated ion channels.

    Illinois professor Claudio Grosman and research scientist Gisela Cymes used a high-resolution single-molecule study technique to see the very subtle differences between two branches of an important family of neurotransmitter-gated ion channels.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Claudio Grosman, call 217-244-1736; email grosman@life.illinois.edu. The paper, “Tunable pKa Values and the Basis of Opposite Charge Selectivities in Nicotinic-Type Receptors,” is available online.