Protein Structure: Nanosecond Crystallographic Snapshots of Protein Structural Changes

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Science  06 Dec 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5293, pp. 1631
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5293.1631


In this issue of Science, Srajer et al. (p. 1726) present nanosecond-long snapshots of carbon monoxide dissociating from myoglobin, the first glimpse of a protein at work. In his Perspective, Eaton et al. discuss why this is such a landmark feat and how it was made possible.