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Title: Brain protein deciphered at Advanced Light Source

This computer-generated model of a rat glutamate receptor is the first complete portrait of this important link in the nervous system. At the top of the Y-shaped protein, a pair of molecules splay outmore »ward like diverging prongs. The bottom section, which is embedded in a neuronal membrane, houses the ion channel. The resolution of this image is 3.6 angstroms per pixel, or just under four ten-billionths of a meter per image unit.« less
Title: Brain protein deciphered at Advanced Light Source
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1047060
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ; Advanced Light Source ; glutamate receptor ; brain ; computer ; generated ; portrait ; nervous ; system ; y-shaped protein ; molecules ; neuronal ; membrane ; angstroms ; Berkeley ; Lab
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:00:06
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27