UCSB Research Group Develops a New Tool for Studying Membrane Protein Structure Using the Water Dynamics on the Surface of Biomolecules

"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."

 

Please read the article here: UCSB News Topic: Han Group Membrane Protein - Sept. 30th 2013

Eureka Science News also featured the work here.

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News also featured the workhere.