Volume 90 Issue 29 | p. 40 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 16, 2012

Membrane Proteins Caught On Camera

High-speed AFM records motion and protein-protein interactions in supported membrane
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: atomic force microscopy, membrane proteins, protein dynamics

Using high-speed atomic force microscopy (AFM), an international team of researchers has captured on film the motions and interactions of membrane proteins (Nat. Nanotechnol., DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2012.109). Scientists have used fluorescence microscopy to examine the dynamics of membrane proteins before, says team leader Simon Scheuring of the French National Institute of Health & Medical Research. But those experiments required that . . .

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