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Title: X-Ray Laser Gets First Real-Time Snapshots of a Chemical Flipping a Biological Switch

Scientists have used the powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to make the first snapshots of a chemical interaction between two biomolecules – one thmore »at flips an RNA “switch” that regulates production of proteins, the workhorse molecules of life. The results, published in Nature, show the game-changing potential of X-ray free-electron lasers, or XFELs, for studying RNA, which guides protein manufacturing in the cell, serves as the primary genetic material in retroviruses such as HIV and also plays a role in most forms of cancer.« less
Title: X-Ray Laser Gets First Real-Time Snapshots of a Chemical Flipping a Biological Switch
Publication Date: 2016-11-14
OSTI Identifier: 1333680
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ; RNA ; RIBONUCLEIC ACID ; X-RAY ; BIOCHEMICAL INTERACTION ; CHEMICAL INTERACTION
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
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System Entry Date: 2018-06-13