Proteins and Macromolecular X-ray Analysis

  • Mark Ladd
  • Rex Palmer


In this chapter, we take a more detailed look at methods of x-ray analysis that are particularly applicable to large biological molecules. It will involve some useful reiteration of concepts and ideas discussed in previous chapters. We would also like to remind readers that although there are definite distinctions between large and small molecules in the crystallographic arena, there is no reason to exclude one from the other, and in fact, there are many advantages in being familiar with both. The major differences should become clearer as you progress through this chapter. It follows that while we mainly deal here with macromolecules, much of the information provided in this chapter is applicable to all areas of crystal structure analysis.


Heavy Atom Protein Crystal Molecular Replacement Mistletoe Lectin Macromolecular Crystallography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Ladd
    • 1
  • Rex Palmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of SurreyGuildfordEngland
  2. 2.Department of CrystallographyBirkbeck College, University of LondonLondonEngland

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