|Title||High-Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy Structure of the Cyclic Nucleotide-Modulated Potassium Channel MloK1 in a Lipid Bilayer.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Kowal J, Biyani N, Chami M, Scherer S, Rzepiela AJ, Baumgartner P, Upadhyay V, Nimigean CM, Stahlberg H|
|Date Published||2018 Jan 02|
Eukaryotic cyclic nucleotide-modulated channels perform their diverse physiological roles by opening and closing their pores to ions in response to cyclic nucleotide binding. We here present a structural model for the cyclic nucleotide-modulated potassium channel homolog from Mesorhizobium loti, MloK1, determined from 2D crystals in the presence of lipids. Even though crystals diffract electrons to only ∼10 Å, using cryoelectron microscopy (cryo-EM) and recently developed computational methods, we have determined a 3D map of full-length MloK1 in the presence of cyclic AMP (cAMP) at ∼4.5 Å isotropic 3D resolution. The structure provides a clear picture of the arrangement of the cyclic nucleotide-binding domains with respect to both the pore and the putative voltage sensor domains when cAMP is bound, and reveals a potential gating mechanism in the context of the lipid-embedded channel.