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Complete Biomolecular Map of a Membrane Gate Protein

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Using an x-ray scanning microscope a team of biochemists successfully mapped the entire structure of a potassium ion channel gate. The team was able to see how molecular components within the structure receive gating signals and how the gate itself regulates the flow of specific chemicals through the membrane. Both the signaling structures and the flow regulators demonstrate exquisite design.

Anling Kuo, et al, “Crystal Structure of the Potassium Channel KirBac 1.1 in the Closed State,” Science, 300 (2003), pp. 1922-1926.


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Dr. Fazale Rana

In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence—evidence that is being uncovered day after day—for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture. Read more about Dr. Fazale Rana