Orientation of Arabidopsis thaliana KAT1 Channel in the Plasma Membrane

Orientation of Arabidopsis thaliana KAT1 Channel in the Plasma Membrane The Arabidopsis thaliana KAT1, an inward-rectifying potassium channel, shares molecular features with the Shaker family of outward rectifier K+ channels. The KAT1 amino-acid sequence reveals the presence of a positively charged S4 and a segment containing the TXGYGD signature sequence in the pore (P) region. To test whether the inward-rectifying properties of KAT1 are due to reverse orientation in the membrane, such that the voltage sensor is oriented in the opposite direction of the electric field compared with the Shaker K+ channel, we have inserted a flag epitope in the NH2 terminus or the S3–S4 loop. The KAT1 and tagged constructs expressed functional channels in whole cells, Xenopus oocytes and COS-7. The electrophysiological properties of both tagged constructs were similar to those of the wild type. Immunofluorescence with an antibody against the flag epitope and an anti-C terminal KAT1 determined the membrane localization of these epitopes and the orientation of the KAT1 channel in the membrane. Our data confirm that KAT1 in eukaryotic cells has an orientation similar to the Shaker K+ channel. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

Orientation of Arabidopsis thaliana KAT1 Channel in the Plasma Membrane

Loading next page...
Copyright © 2004 by Springer
Life Sciences; Human Physiology; Biochemistry, general
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial