Crystallization of Membrane Proteins

  • Hartmut Michel
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 168)


Prerequisite to understand the function and mechanism of action of any biological macromolecule is the knowledge of its structure. The only way to obtain detailed structural knowlege of large molecules is X-ray crystallography. Of course, X-ray crystallography needs crystals and the main area, where no crystals had been obtained until recently was the area of the membrane proteins.


Membrane Protein Mixed Micelle Polar Interaction Critical Micellar Concentration Propane Sulfonate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hartmut Michel
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für BiophysikAbteilung Molekulare MembranbiologieFrankfurt/M 71West Germany

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