Correction: Glutamate transporters: A broad review of the most recent archaeal and human structures

Ana Pavić, Alexandra O.M. Holmes, Vincent L.G. Postis, Adrian Goldman

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It has come to the attention of the authors that a citation for Figure 4 was omitted from the caption. The caption should read: 

Figure 4. Predicted anion permeation pathway. 

A GltPh monomer viewed from the trimerization interface. The residues R276 and M395 responsible for the anion selectivity are indicated. The orange circles represent 'snapshots' of the path of a chloride ion through the channel between the two domains. Part of the scaffold domain has been removed for clarity. Figure adapted from [49]. 

Additionally, some references were incorrectly cited in the second paragraph of the section 'Uncoupled Chloride Conductance'. The paragraph should read: 

Initially, chloride permeation was proposed to occur along TM2 [47]. The Ser to Val mutation on TM2 (residue 65 in GltPh and 103 in EAAT1) strongly affected chloride permeation [8,47]. The GltPh structure in an intermediate OFC suggested that there was an aqueous cavity that might serve as a permeation pathway for anions [14]. Subsequent research has suggested that substrate transport and anion permeation proceed through two mutually exclusive pathways separated by a flexible wall domain and facilitated by the conformational changes [48,49]. The moving flexible wall is composed of several residues in HP1, HP2 hairpins and TM8 (Figure 4), the movement of which dictate the pathway [49]. Arg276 in HP1 and Met395, predicted to line the anion pore [49], were shown to exhibit a significant Cl-selectivity over Na+ in both simulations and experiments: Anion selectivity is impaired by the insertion of negatively charged side chains at specific positions. In contrast with previous research [48], mutations of Ser65 did not affect anion permeation. Presumably, therefore, Ser65 (Ser103) is part of the channel-opening mechanism but not of the permeation pathway. As the permeation pathway accounted for all known functional properties of EAAT/GltPh anion channels during simulations, it is the most likely mechanism of uncoupled chloride conductance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1567
Number of pages1
JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry


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