How and Why Are Channels in Transporters?

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Science's STKE  19 Apr 2005:
Vol. 2005, Issue 280, pp. pe17
DOI: 10.1126/stke.2802005pe17

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Traditionally, transporters and ion channels have been thought of as structurally and functionally distinct proteins. However, neurotransmitter transporters can be both. Vandenberg and Ryan discuss recent developments in understanding how and why these transporters contain ion channels.

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