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UCSB research group develops a new tool for studying membrane protein structure

Membrane proteins are responsible for transporting chemicals and messages between a cell and its environment. But determining their structure has proved challenging for scientists. A study by UC Santa Barbara’s Han Research Group demonstrates a new tool to resolve the structure of membrane-embedded and membrane-associating proteins using the water dynamics gradient they found across and above the lipid bilayer as a unique ruler.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/uoc…

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