Friday, November 20, 2009

Protein Motor Caught in Action

Scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have recently managed to decipher the structure and modus operandi of a remarkable class of ring-shaped protein motors. The team used the state-of-the-art protein crystallography beamline at the Advanced Light Source (ALS), in order to gain deeper insight into the way this small structure functioned, which, in turn, would allow them to understand how certain proteins were formed. More>

A story on this topic also appeared in Nanowerk.