Atomic force microscopy for the study of membrane proteins

Fotiadis, Dimitrios (2012). Atomic force microscopy for the study of membrane proteins. Current opinion in biotechnology, 23(4), pp. 510-5. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.copbio.2011.11.032

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Fundamental biological processes such as cell-cell communication, signal transduction, molecular transport and energy conversion are performed by membrane proteins. These important proteins are studied best in their native environment, the lipid bilayer. The atomic force microscope (AFM) is the instrument of choice to determine the native surface structure, supramolecular organization, conformational changes and dynamics of membrane-embedded proteins under near-physiological conditions. In addition, membrane proteins are imaged at subnanometer resolution and at the single molecule level with the AFM. This review highlights the major advances and results achieved on reconstituted membrane proteins and native membranes as well as the recent developments of the AFM for imaging.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Fotiadis, Dimitrios José

ISSN:

0958-1669

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:37

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:37

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.copbio.2011.11.032

PubMed ID:

22176750

Web of Science ID:

000308266100003

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/15048 (FactScience: 222202)

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