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Crystallization of Proteins: Two-dimensional

  1. Bing K Jap,
  2. Peter J Walian

Published Online: 22 MAR 2002

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003041



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Jap, B. K. and Walian, P. J. 2002. Crystallization of Proteins: Two-dimensional. eLS. .

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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2002

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A number of different methods can be used to produce two-dimensional crystals of proteins – planar ordered arrays one molecule in thickness. Electron crystallography of these proteins allows their structure to be determined.


  • electron crystallography;
  • membrane proteins;
  • protein crystallization;
  • protein structure