VDAC embedded in a lipid bilayer.
The structure of the murine VDAC1 (mVDAC1) solved by X-ray crystallography was used (PDB ID: 3EMN ). The inset shows a closer view of the N-terminal region with the 310-helix involving Y7, A8 and D9, depicted in dark blue, and the standard helix (K12 to T19) in fuchsia. Chloride (in blue-green) and potassium ions (in pink) are also shown at a 150-mM KCl concentration for illustrative purposes. The MOM as well as expected cytoplasm and IMS sides are also indicated.