Purification and cryo-EM structure determination of Arabidopsis thaliana GLR3.4
Published on 10.01.2021 in STAR Protocol
Shanti Pal Gangwar, Marriah N. Green, Maria V. Yelshanskaya and Alexander I. Sobolevsky
Ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) are ligand-gated ion channels that play crucial roles in the central nervous system. iGluR homologs, termed glutamate receptor-like channels (GLRs), have been found in plants. Investigating the structural and functional relationship between iGluRs and GLRs was limited by GLR protein expression, purification, and structural characterization. Here, we provide a detailed protocol for Arabidopsis thaliana GLR3.4 (AtGLR3.4) expression in a mammalian cell line and purification for structure determination by cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM).
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