Issue Date: December 8, 2014
Potent X-rays Reveal Protein Contortions
Ultrashort, intense X-ray bursts have been used in the past few years to glean structural information from streams of protein nanocrystals, soot, water droplets, and even single molecules. The same approach can also yield structures of short-lived protein reaction intermediates at near-atomic resolution, reports a team led by Marius Schmidt of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Science 2014, DOI: 10.1126/science.1259357). Researchers have obtained time-resolved crystal structures using traditional synchrotron . . .
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