Mechanism of NH4(+) Recruitment and NH3 Transport in Rh Proteins.
Basel, Switzerland. In Structure, Sep 2015
Using molecular and quantum mechanical calculations, we show that a crystallographically identified site in the RhCG pore actually recruits NH4(+), which is found in higher concentration and binds with higher affinity than NH3, increasing the efficiency of the transport mechanism.
Molecular physiology of the Rh ammonia transport proteins.
Gainesville, United States. In Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens, 2010
RECENT FINDINGS: The Rh glycoproteins, RhAG/Rhag, RhBG/Rhbg and RhCG/Rhcg, transport ammonia in the form of molecular NH3, although there is some evidence suggesting the possibility of NH4 transport.