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Purdue Scientists Solve Cytochrome Membrane Protein Structure

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (GenomeWeb News) - Scientists from PurdueUniversity published a paper in yesterday's online edition of Science describing the crystallization of cytochrome, a membrane protein complex responsible for photosynthesis in blue-green bacteria, Purdue officials said.


According to the Purdue scientists and the National Institute of General Medical Science - who funded the study - the research is important for the entire field of proteomics because it could help fill in the gaps in protein databases that are left by membrane proteins, which traditionally present a major identification and crystallization challenge.


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