A Structural Analysis of the Gap Junctional Channel and the 16K Protein
Membrane proteins have been the focus of much attention in recent years. Advances in the handling of membrane proteins, in protein sequencing technology and in molecular biology have been coupled with high resolution imaging techniques and chemical labelling studies. This has resulted in detailed pictures of a number of membrane proteins including the photoreaction centre (Huber, 1989), acetyl choline receptor (Unwin et al, 1988) and rhodopsin (Findlay & Pappin, 1986). The knowledge which has been gained from these proteins provides a useful framework for the analysis of the organisation of other membrane protein complexes.
KeywordsPermeability Migration Bromide Cysteine Hexagonal
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