Electron cryomicroscopy of large glycoprotein assemblies

Tzviya Zeev-Ben-Mordehai, Kay Grünewald

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In recent years, the applications of electron cryomicroscopy (cryoEM) for structural studies of macromolecules were greatly enhanced. These applications now include the structural characterization of purified macromolecules, helical filaments, two-dimensional (2D) arrays, and even whole cells. All of this became possible due to the improvements in sample preparation, which preserve a close to native environment for the macromolecules (Dubochet et al. 1981), as well as developments of the microscopes including computer-controlled data acquisition and dedicated data processing (DeRosier and Klug 1968; Crowther et al. 1970a).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Glycobiology
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781439854129
ISBN (Print)9781439854600
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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