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Structural biology

Inside the living cell

Proteins work properly only if they have the correct three-dimensional atomic structure. It is now possible to look at the structures and dynamics of these biological macromolecules as they function inside cells.

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Figure 1: Analysis of proteins using in-cell NMR spectroscopy.

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Burz, D., Shekhtman, A. Inside the living cell. Nature 458, 37–38 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458037a

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