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Biochimica et biophysica acta

Yeast Tok1p channel is a major contributor to membrane potential maintenance under chemical stress.


PMID 28669766

Abstract

Tok1p is a highly specific yeast plasma membrane potassium channel with strong outward directionality. Its opening is induced by membrane depolarization. Although the biophysical properties of Tok1p are well-described, its potentially important physiological role is currently largely unexplored. To address this issue, we examined the Tok1p activity following chemically-induced depolarization by measuring changes of plasma membrane potential (ΔΨ) using the diS-C