X線と電子線による細菌べん毛フィラメントの構造解析 [in Japanese] Structure Analysis of Bacterial Flagellar Filament by X-ray Diffraction and Electron Cryomicroscopy [in Japanese]
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Bacterial flagellum consists of a rotary motor and a helical filament as a screw, and works for bacterial motility and taxis. The filament is built by a self-assembly process and has a polymorphic ability to be various forms of supercoils. Here, we describe a complementary use of X-ray diffraction and electron cryomicroscopy for structure analysis of this large helical complex. The structure reveals the molecular mechanism of self assembly and polymorphism.
X-RAYS 39(6), 408-415, 1997-12-31
The Crystallographic Society of Japan