Structural insights into the potency of SK channel positive modulators
Sci Rep. 2017; 7: 17178. Published online 2017 Dec 7. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16607-8
Young-Woo Nam, Razan Orfali, Tingting Liu, Kunqian Yu, Meng Cui, Heike Wulff, and Miao Zhang
A group from Chapman University School of Pharmacy have used a Bruker D8 Venture system with a MetalJet X-ray source to study a Small-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ (SK) channel. The interaction between four compounds acting as positive modulators and their binding pockets in the SK channel was investigated and a strong trend between interaction energy and the potency of the compounds was shown.