About the Authors
Department of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Department of Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: CDD SMH CSK CC. Performed the experiments: CDD BG SMH JMR VAG GMD AMS KS CSK. Analyzed and discussed the data: CDD CSK CC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CSK CC. Wrote and edited the paper: CDD CSK CC. Made mutants: CDD VAG SMH BG. Conducted two-electrode voltage clamp recordings in oocytes: SMH BG. Purified the protein: CDD JMR VAG GMD AMS. Reconstituted GLIC protein into liposomes, recorded and analyzed single-channel currents in planar lipid bilayers: CDD. Collected and analyzed EPR data: CSK. Built homology model of GLIC: BG KS. Used computer modeling to estimate interspin distances: KS. Supervised the project: CC.