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Synthetic multifunctional pores that open and close in response to chemical stimulation

Published inBioorganic & medicinal chemistry, vol. 13, no. 17, p. 5171-5180
Publication date2005
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Studies on synthetic multifunctional pores with external and internal active sites for ligand gating and noncompetitive blockage are presented, with emphasis on the contribution of external ligands to the characteristics of pore. A comparison between different synthetic multifunctional pores reveals that the location of functional groups in rigid-rod beta-barrel pores is precisely reflected in the function: molecular recognition at the outer barrel surface results in pore opening, while molecular recognition at the inner barrel surface results in pore closing. Negligible nonspecific leakage, disappearance of pH gating, inhibition of intervesicular pore transfer, and maybe also the flickering of currents of single open pores characterize external ligands as adhesive cushions that liberate the pore from lateral pressure exerted by the surrounding membrane. Refined molecular models show good agreement with pore design and experimental facts with regard to function.

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GORTEAU, Virginie et al. Synthetic multifunctional pores that open and close in response to chemical stimulation. In: Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 2005, vol. 13, n° 17, p. 5171–5180. doi: 10.1016/j.bmc.2005.05.022
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