The Neutron Structure of the Hydrophobic Plant Protein Crambin
Crystals of the small Hydrophobic protein crambin have been shown to diffract to a resolution of at least 0.88 Å (11). This means that crambin presents a rare opportunity to study a protein structure at virtually atomic resolution. The high resolution of the diffraction pattern coupled with the assets of neutron diffraction present the distinct possibility that crambin’s analysis may surpass that of any other protein system in degree and accuracy of detail.
KeywordsNeutron Diffraction Amide Proton Deuterium Atom Peptide Proton Water Oxygen Atom
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