Direct determination of the lamellar structure of peripheral nerve myelin at moderate resolution (7A).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Low-angle X-ray diffraction patterns have been recorded from normal nerve and nerve swollen in glycerol solutions. The new X-ray data have a resolution of 7 A. Direct methods of structure analysis which include deconvolution of the auto-correlation function and sampling theorem reconstructions have been used in the interpretation of the X-ray data. Phases have been assigned to the first 12 orders of diffraction from normal nerve. Fourier syntheses at a resolution of 7 A are described and an absolute electron density scale is derived. A possible molecular interpretation of the electron density profile is given.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Worthington, CR; McIntosh, TJ

Published Date

  • October 1, 1974

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 703 - 729

PubMed ID

  • 4547392

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1334569

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3495

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0006-3495(74)85946-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States