Direct determination of the lamellar structure of peripheral nerve myelin at low resolution (17 A).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

New X-ray diffraction data from normal nerve and nerve swollen in glycerol solutions have been recorded. Direct methods of structure analysis have been used in the interpretation of the X-ray data, and the phases of the first five orders of diffraction of peripheral nerve myelin have been uniquely determined. The direct methods include deconvolution of the autocorrelation function, sampling theorem reconstructions, and Fourier synthesis comparisons. Electron density profiles of normal and swollen nerve myelin at a resolution of 17 A together with an electron density scale in electrons per cubic angstrom are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McIntosh, TJ; Worthington, CR

Published Date

  • May 1974

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 363 - 386

PubMed ID

  • 4545802

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1334546

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3495

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0006-3495(74)85922-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States