Metabolic Enzyme Beta-galactosidase

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Title: Metabolic Enzyme Beta-galactosidase
Description: A team from Dr. Sriram Subramaniam's lab at NCI's Center for Cancer Research used high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy to create this 2.2 angstrom resolution electrondensity map of beta-galactosidase. An essential enzyme in the human body, beta-galactosidase is commonly used in molecular biology as a marker to monitor the expression of genes. The map is colored by protein subunit. As of October 2015 it is the highest resolution structure determined by single-particle cryo-EM to date.

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Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Laboratory Techniques/Equipment
Type: Color, Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Creator: Veronica Falconieri, Sriram Subramaniam
Date Created: May 2015
Date Added: November 12, 2015
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.