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Construction, Display, And Manipulation Of Three-Dimensional Models Of Biopolymers
Author(s): Robert Charles Ladner
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Paper Abstract

Since the mid 1930's crystallographers have studied the structures of the important biological polymers: proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. The first 3D structure, myoglobin, was solved by multiple isomorphous replacement (MIR) in 1957. Today we know the structure of over 200 proteins and the list is growing rapidly. Molecular biologists' efforts in obtaining and crystallising proteins have been much more fruitful than their efforts on nucleic acids, mostly because proteins are much more plentiful. There are currently less than twenty single-crystal DNA structures known and a similar number of RNA structures.

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Date Published: 8 April 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0367, Processing and Display of Three-Dimensional Data, (8 April 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934305
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Robert Charles Ladner, Harvard University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0367:
Processing and Display of Three-Dimensional Data
James J. Pearson, Editor(s)

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