Author(s): Belmonte L, Pechkova E, Tripathi S, Scudieri D, Nicolini C
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Abstract A state-of-the-art review of the role of the Langmuir-Blodgett nanotemplate on protein crystal structures is here presented. Crystals grown by nanostructured template appear more radiation resistant than the classical ones, even in the presence of a third-generation highly focused beam at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. The electron density maps and the changes in parameters such as total diffractive power, B-factor, and pairwise R-factor have been discussed. Protein crystals, grown by the Langmuir-Blodgett nanotemplate-based method, proved to be more radiation resistant compared to crystals grown by the classical hanging drop method in terms of both global and specific damage.
This article was published in Crit Rev Eukaryot Gene Expr
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics