Metalloproteins: Mapping elusive electron density

May 18th, 2016 by Louis Noodleman

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 391 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2088

Author: Louis Noodleman

Iron–sulfur metalloproteins are critical for electron transfer in bacterial metabolism, but most crystal structures are insufficient for their in-depth study. Now, acquisition of an iron–sulfur protein structure at ultra-high resolution enables detailed visualization of its electron distribution.